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                                                   Crown Wood Primary School Academy Proposal

Crown Wood Primary School became an academy and joined the Greenshaw Learning Trust on 1 June 2017.

On 3 November 2016 the Governing Body of Crown Wood Primary School proposed that the school should become an academy and join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

The Governing Body, with the school leaders, has been carefully considering the school’s future, and having evaluated its options, has agreed unanimously that it believes that the best way of ensuring that Crown Wood can build on its strengths and continue on its journey of improvement is to become an Academy as part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

John Throssell, Chair of Governors said:

“Being part of the Greenshaw family of schools will enable Crown Wood to collaborate more closely with like-minded schools – both primary and secondary – and bring support and economies of scale that will benefit our pupils.

The Trust works in the community Crown Wood serves, running nearby Brakenhale School, and understands our pupils’ strengths and needs.”

Mike Cooper, Chair of the Greenshaw Learning Trust said:

“We are delighted that Crown Wood Primary School wants to join our Trust. Crown Wood will both benefit from and contribute to close collaboration with the Trust’s other schools and the support the Trust can provide will help Crown Wood on its journey of improvement.”

As an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust, Crown Wood Primary School will maintain its existing character and ethos, will not change its name or its admission arrangements, and will maintain terms and conditions for its staff.

Between 14 November 2016 and 20 January 2017.he school consulted its stakeholders, including staff and parents, with further information about the proposals and opportunities for people to ask questions and give their views.

Consultation meetings were held at the school on Monday 21st November 2016 for staff and for parents and carers of children at Crown Wood Primary School and nursery.

A Q&A setting out the issues raised, questions asked and answers given at the meetings can be downloaded below.

The Head Teacher Board and Regional Schools Commissioner considered the proposal and on 7 March the school received its Academy Order, giving the DfE’s formal consent to the proposal.

Having considered the views it had received, on 14 March 2017 the governing body agreed to proceed to become an academy and join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

You can read a statement from the school and the Trust below.

The necessary arrangements between the school, the Greenshaw Learning Trust, Bracknell Forest Council and the DfE have been agreed and the school formally became an academy and joined the Greenshaw Learning Trust on 1 June 2017.