Academy Consultation

Proposal to become an academy and join Enlighten Learning Trust

The Governing Body of The Priory School is proposing that our school becomes an academy in partnership with the Enlighten Learning Trust (ELT). Our Governing Body welcomes your questions and comments about this proposal to help inform its final decision. This period of consultation and dialogue will commence on Monday 24 January 2022 and end on Friday 25 February 2021.

What is an Academy?
An academy is a state school, funded directly by central government, and joining an academy is known as ‘academisation’. When a school such as ours becomes an academy, they gain some additional freedoms and responsibilities.

Consultation Survey

Following the initial proposal letter for us joining Enlighten Learning Trust as a MAT, please visit the link below to a brief questionnaire. Information provided will enable us to establish any additional information we can provide for you during this consultation.

Drop in Sessions

We have the following Drop in sessions with Senior Leadership or Governor if you wish to speak with someone regarding the proposal.

  • 8 February 2022, 4:00pm – 5.00pm (in the Drama Studio)
  • 22 February 2022, 4:00pm – 5:00pm (in the Drama Studio)

Q & A Sessions

Q&A Sessions with Mike Boddington – CEO of Enlighten Learning Trust

  • Thursday 3 February (virtually) from 5pm – 5.30pm
  • Monday 21 February (at the school) 5pm – 5.30pm

The Chair of Governors, Rev’d Peter Nevins talks about the proposal of joining ELT