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Academy Conversion Consultation

Academy Conversion Consultation


Many of you will be aware of the changes that are happening in education nationally and that the government is encouraging all schools to consider converting to academy status.


The Interim Executive Board are, rightly very proud of what Marlborough Junior children achieve and we want to be as well-placed as we possibly can to continue to do the very best for our children and for the community.

We want to protect what we value educationally now and for the long term. The Interim Executive Board have therefore applied to the Department for Education to become an Academy within Leigh Trust.


At a special meeting on Thursday 10th May 2018, the Interim Executive Board of Marlborough Junior School discussed whether conversion is in the best interests of the school, its children and the local community.

As a consequence of the meeting the Interim Executive Board took the decision to apply to the Department for Education to convert to an academy and to join Leigh Trust, a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Interim Executive Board wish to consult with all members of our community. This does not mean we have agreement to convert but that we wish to seek the views of all our community to inform our final decision.


To support parents/carers in developing their knowledge and understanding of what is involved in becoming an academy we have prepared an information document for you to read and this is also available to view online by following the Academy link on the school website


We shall also include staff, students and members of the wider community in the consultation process.


The school will be holding consultation meetings at 9:00 am and 6.00 pm on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 to which all parents will be invited.


Alternatively you can email us with questions and views at or complete the feedback form and return to the school.


We strongly encourage you to complete and return any comments to us by 19th July 2018 in order that your opinions are considered in the consultation process.


We look forward to your feedback.

What will an ACADEMY CONVERSION mean for Marlborough Junior School?

Letter To All Stakeholders

Letter To The Parents




Academy Conversion Consultation - Leave Your Comments

Please submit your comment by the end of formal consultation (Thursday 19th July 2018).