Becoming an Academy is probably the biggest decision that the Governors will ever have to take. The path has not been smooth and is still ongoing. Back in 2015 following consultation with parents and the Diocese it was proposed that the school, together with a number of local schools, should form an Academy during May ’15. These arrangements fell through and other events overtook us. We together with some of our cluster schools met in November ’16 to agree to a collaboration process to assist us, as individual schools, draw up what might be described as a “tender document” to ensure that we find an academy that best fits our needs. Currently we are working with them to develop the way forward.
We took the next step which included registering an “interest to join” to enable the Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust (DoWMAT) to decide whether to invite the school, or not, to start the process with a view to becoming part of the academy after September 2019. The Governors have now accepted the DoWMAT invitation and has started the "due diligence" process.
Before Christmas a letter was sent to all parents and carers.