Academy Status

Our Academy Status

Thank you to all parents and stakeholders for your participation in the consultation on whether Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary School should seek Academy status as part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with St Oswald’s Worleston CE primary and Warmingham CE Primary. All responses to the consultation have been gathered and analysed (including any comments submitted to the headteacher and Governing Board and at the consultation meeting held in September).  Subsequently, Governors have confirmed that they would like to proceed with the academy conversion process and the school is now making the preparations required to become a member of the Rural Church Schools Trust.

 

Next Steps:

An application to convert has recently been submitted to the Department for Education (DfE).  Following this, we will await approval from the Secretary of State for Education, who will issue an Academy Order. A proposed conversion date will be agreed by the school, DBE, DfE and Cheshire East Council.  We are hoping to secure the order before January 2017.   However, the proposed date will be dependent on whether all actions for conversion can be completed in this time. It is quite usual for schools to experience delays on legal aspects of conversion, although it is anticipated that ours will be quite straight forward in this respect. The Rural Church School Trust has been created to ensure the future of our special schools and has the needs of the children at the heart of everything it does.  The Governing Board confirms that the pupils of Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary are of priority and can reassure parents that the day-to-day running of our school will be unaffected by the work required to convert to academy status.

Thank you again for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions

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Bunbury Aldersey CE, School Lane, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9NR

Tel: (01829) 260524 or 261332 | Email: admin@bunburyaldersey.cheshire.sch.uk