Nailsea School is considering joining a multi-academy trust

Nailsea School is looking to attract new pupils to help with declining numbers,

Nailsea School is looking to attract new pupils to help with declining numbers, - Credit: Archant

Nailsea School is considering joining a multi-academy trust to collaborate with other schools in the area.

Due to funding cuts in education, governors have confirmed they are looking at all options to determine the best way forward for students.

Headteacher Dee Elliott said: “The current national and local educational climate makes it imperative all schools consider their future strategic direction.

“The governing body at Nailsea School has been exploring the concept of formal collaborations with other schools for more than a year.

“A strategic working group was set up to examine all options, including staying as we currently are, but also to investigate the pros and cons of joining a multi-academy trust.


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“The heart of the decision making process is the desire to constantly drive up standards, focus on delivering outstanding teaching and learning and to inspire high aspirations for all of our students.

“We are passionate that the school will always maintain its strong identity as a community school and that we retain our individuality, ethos and values as these are so important to our students, parents and staff.

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“As yet no formal decision has been made. We will continue to investigate what we feel is best for our students and will take every step necessary to consult with all stakeholders, especially staff, to make sure that everyone understands any decision that is made.”

Parents have been invited to attend an open forum event this term and suggestions and comments can be submitted beforehand. A section, with frequently asked questions, will also be added to the website soon.

The Times reported last week Nailsea’s Ravenswood School is also considering joining a similar trust.

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