Academy Status

1st April 2012

On the 1st April 2012 The Cherwell School converted to Academy status. The materials relating to academy conversion are still available on the school's website. The school is now managed by The Cherwell School Academy Trust and further details of the trust can be found on the school's website. The Governing Body of The Cherwell School remains in place and has the same membership as prior to conversion, and details of the Governing Body can also be found on the school's website. The school is also in ongoing discussions with Cutteslowe primary school about the role we can play in supporting them. We will write to parents and carers on this matter with further details at the start of next term. 

Paul James
Headteacher

The formal consultation period concerning whether The Cherwell School should seek academy status ended on Friday 16th December 2011. 

The Full Governing Body met on Wednesday 11th January to consider whether The Cherwell School should or should not convert to academy status. The meeting considered all of the information that has been gathered, including the responses received during the consultation period which identified many relevant issues. A summary of the responses to the consultation will be posted on the school website in the next few days. The Governors have decided to proceed with the school's application to convert to academy status and further details can be found in the letter entitled Academy Conversion (link below).

Materials relating to the consultation period remain on the website and more information regarding the following are provided below: 

  • a summary of the issues raised by the consultation process along with our responses; 
  • and further information about the investigations the governing body is undertaking with regard to supporting Cutteslowe School in an academy structure.

PJ 17th January 2012

Links

Academy Conversion
Summary of Formal Consultation
Academy Status - Information Paper

Academy Consultation - Letter to Parents, Carers, Staff and School Partners
Academy Consultation – Frequently Asked Questions
Academy Consultation – Frequently Asked Questions Update 27 November
Academy Consultation – Consultation response form (pdf – for hand-written responses)
Academy Consultation – Consultation response form (WORD – for typed responses)
Academy Consultation – Drop in Evenings