Consultation-Academy Status

2nd March 2015

Consultation - Academy Status

Many of you will be aware that our school is eligible to apply to convert to academy status. Over the last twelve months the Head Teacher and Governing Body have been exploring what academy status might mean for our school, and we would now like to hear the views of our pupils, parents, staff, parish and the wider community.

We have been exploring academy status in partnership with a number of other Middlesbrough catholic schools, and, as required by our Diocese, we are considering establishing a partnership of academies called a Multi Academy Trust. The following schools are all consulting simultaneously on the formation of a Middlesbrough Catholic Multi Academy Trust:

1. Corpus Christi RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

2. Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

3. St Alphonsus’ RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

4. St Augustine’s RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

5. St Bernadette’s RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

6. St Clare’s RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

7. St Edward’s RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

8. St Gerard’s RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

9. St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

10. St Thomas More RC Primary School, Middlesbrough

11. Trinity Catholic College, Middlesbrough

We are therefore commencing formal consultation today, Monday 2nd March 2015 for a period of four weeks. Consultation will end at 5pm on Friday 27th March 2015.