The Governing Body took a decision on 25th March to register an interest in converting the School to Academy status and subsequently ran a full and formal period of consultation in June 2014 to allow all those with an interest to contribute their views. This consultation closed on 27th June, 2014.
At the Full Governing Body meeting held on 10th July, the Governing Body considered carefully all the representations from the consultation and approved a resolution to make an application to convert the School to academy status.
It is the intention to submit an Application to Convert to the DfE as soon as possible. DfE guidelines indicate a process time of between 4 and 6 months. It is the School’s intention to convert at the earliest opportunity but before April 2015.
A summary of the information considered by the Governing Body in reaching its decision can be found here.