The Governing Body is consulting parents, carers, staff, pupils and the wider community on the proposal for the schools to convert to academy status. The consultation period will run from Monday 17 October 2016 to Friday 2 December 2016. After the closing date, in the week beginning 8 December 2016, the Governing Bodies will then consider a report on the responses to the consultation and how best to proceed and will keep you informed at all times during this period.
We would like to share with you the benefits that we feel academy status and the joining with IPAT will bring to our schools. To this end we are holding two open meetings at which WABSP Head Teachers and Governors will be present, along with the IPAT Executive Principal Clare Flintoff. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. You are welcome to attend either of the meetings, which we have timed in order to try to accommodate as many parents and carers as possible.