The trust which leads Tenbury's secondary school is celebrating its 15th birthday this month.

Ormiston Academies Trust, the organisation which leads Tenbury High Ormiston Academy is one of England’s longest-standing academy trusts.

The trust was established in 1969 by Peter and Diana Murray in memory of Peter's sister Fiona Ormiston Murray, who a year earlier, alongside her husband, had died in a car crash on her honeymoon.

Ormiston Trust led to the establishment in 2009 of Ormiston Academies Trust, which is now one of the largest in England, with more than 35,000 children in 42 schools across the country.

Tom Rees, chief executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, said: “This is a very special year for our trust. Our founding principles have guided the trust through its history and have ensured that we have always remained true to our values – a commitment to support all children and young people, regardless of background, so that they can achieve their potential; to provide the best education, enrichment opportunities and futures for our students.

Tenbury High Ormiston Academy (which joined the trust in 2014) is a central, crucial part of its community. I am excited to see the school deliver excellence to the children and young people they serve.