Consultation on a proposal to join West Lakes Multi‐Academy Trust and convert to academy status
The Governing Body of Arlecdon Primary school has been considering carefully future plans in a fast-changing and increasingly challenging educational landscape. Our priority is to enable the schools to continue to provide an excellent education for our children, whilst protecting our school’s role at the heart of our community, and retaining our school’s unique qualities and strengths.
Building upon our current partnership with Thornhill Primary School, the Governing Body has been exploring a range of options to best secure the provision of primary education in our local communities.
As part of this process, we have considered a number of options including remaining as we are, joining other local primaries in a soft federation, joining a local primary Multi Academy Trust (MAT), joining a local secondary MAT and joining a national MAT. We have engaged with a range of educational providers and academy experts with the view to securing the best possible outcome for our school. We have looked at the benefits and risks associated with each option, and weighed which option most closely meets our values and aspirations for our children and wider school community. As a result of this analysis, the Governing Body unanimously agrees that joining the West Lakes Multi Academy Trust offers the very best strategic partnership available. This option would, by default, mean that our school would convert to academy status.
This West Lakes MAT is locally centred with a clear and consistent remit of improving outcomes for local pupils. It is supported by local industry and has a proven record of providing great outcomes both educationally and in terms of enrichment.
Why join the Multi-Academy Trust?
We believe that students, staff and our community will benefit from the greater opportunities that formal partnership through the Trust will bring. These include;
What does it mean for parents and children?
What happens next?
Thursday 1st November @ 6pm
Venue- Arlecdon Primary School Hall
You may also contact the chair of Governors (Owen David) using the following email address:
We welcome your feedback on the proposals. We will update our news pages with Questions and the Governing Bodies Answers as we receive these