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Voluntary Academy Information


Following a letter of expressed interest, which was published to our website on 5th December 2014, about
becoming a Voluntary Academy in partnership with St Martin De Porres and St Margaret of Scotland, we can confirm that the initial proposal has been agreed and formal consultations with parents, students and staff can now begin.

Please be sure to check this page regularly for any updates about the consultation and for any copies of letters from the Headteacher and Governors.

Below are digital versions of the letters sent home from the Chair of Governors Mrs Caroline Moloney and Headteacher Mr Joe Richardson.

We are now opening consultation with all interested parties in order to seek your views. This
consultation will continue until
17 April 2015. We would also like to invite you to a meeting with
the Headteacher and Governors on Tuesday, 24 March at 19.00 in St Martin’s School Hall.


Thank you to those parents who attended the academy consultation meeting last night.  One issue was raised with regard to whether or not children on roll in schools within the Trust would have priority under revised admissions compared to other Catholic Primary schools in the local partnership.

I can confirm that this will certainly not be the case.  The admissions arrangements will remain as they are now with no preferential arrangements for schools within the newly formed Trust.  We are very proud to be part of a wide family of Catholic Schools and will continue serve each school equally.

We would  really like to hear from you
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or comments you may have with regards to the voluntary academy status either by email or writing to us

  1. Staff Consultation Notes 19.3.2015
  2. Academy Consultation Presentation
  3. Academy Consultation - QUESTION AND ANSWER DOCUMENT 16th March
  4. Academy Consultation Letter - Parent 9.3.15
  5. Academy Consultation Letter - Student 9.3.15
  6. Original Letter Expressing Interest in Academy Status 5 Dec 2014