Arden Grove Infant & Nursery School became a Leading Edge Academy on 1st June 2013. The decision to became an academy was made by the Governors. Some schools are forced by the DfE to become academies but at Arden Grove we chose to do this, as we felt it was the right decision for our school and children. As an academy we are no longer controlled by Norfolk County Council and receive funding direct from the Government. On the 6th December 2013, Arden Grove formed an Umbrella Trust with both Hellesdon High School and Norwich Theatre Royal. This is called Norfolk Schools and Theatre Royal Trust. This brings the school exciting, creative opportunities that enrich our provision for the Arts (music, dance, drama, and Art).