Have your say on academy proposals

The Warriner School in Bloxham. ENGNNL00120130430181459
The Warriner School in Bloxham. ENGNNL00120130430181459

A school has put forward proposals to convert to an academy and form a trust with its feeder schools.

The Warriner School is looking to apply for academy status and form a multi-academy trust with Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School, Bishop Carpenter CofE Aided Primary School and Hornton Primary School.

A meeting is being held on Wednesday, March 4, at 7pm, in Warriner School hall so parents can find out more about the proposals. A letter was sent to parents of pupils at the affected schools on Monday outlining the proposals.

In the letter sent to parents of Sibford Gower pupils, it said: “Governors believe academy status within the Warriner Multi-Academy Trust is the best way to support the school in continuing to develop and improve.”

It added the school hoped to complete the conversion process during the summer of this year.

Parents have until March 27 to make comments on the proposals. For more information, parents are asked to email warriner.consultation@gmail.com.

This is the second time the school has proposed academy status. In 2013 plans put forward to become an academy were later rejected by governors due to concerns about its proposed Turkish sponsor.

This time, there is no external sponsor.

Academies are publicly funded independent schools and get their money directly from central government.