Our Governing Body’s priority is to enable the school to continue to provide an excellent education for our children while protecting the school’s role at the heart of our community and retaining its unique qualities and strengths.
The Governing Body believes the best way of maintaining standards in the future is for our school to form a local primary school partnership with John of Rolleston and William Shrewsbury. The partnership would be a Co-operative 'Multi-Academy Trust' (MAT) and each school would become an Academy. We anticipate that the partnership would be known as the Central Cooperative Learning Trust but each school would keep its own name. Each school would retain much of its independence while benefiting from being part of the Trust. There would also be more opportunities for the children and staff to work together across the three schools.
The Governing Body has therefore agreed to consult on joining the Trust with a view to converting to Academy status from 1st November 2017. This consultation is open to all, including school’s parents, pupils, staff, pre-school and the wider community. We want to hear your views and establish if there is any significant objection for the Governing Body to take into account when making its final decision. The consultation period will end on 29th September 2017.
We have prepared the document below which includes answers to many 'Frequently Asked Questions'. The Vice Chair of Governors and Headteacher will be available to discuss your questions on 26th September between 3.45 and 6.15. A questionnaire can be found at the bottom of this page for you to return. If you wish to provide feedback, please ensure this is sent to your School Office by midday on Friday 29th September 2017.