The date planned for Academy status in April 2019 set out in the School’s Strategic Plan is being deferred. The Board of Governors and staff have agreed with the Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust (DGAT) that proceeding at the moment is not in the pupils’ best interests. The school wishes to embed the curriculum and the revised values; continuing to improve progress in learning and assessment outcomes for all pupils needs to be our priority. Any organisational change takes time and focus away from the day to day work and we do not believe that is appropriate at the moment.
Before any decision is made about dates and/or structural changes after this academic year, all parents and carers will be actively involved and your views sought.