Academy Consultation


Following agreement by the Governors, our school is now actively pursuing conversion to Academy status, having concluded that conversion would be a positive move for our school. If successful, we would aim to become an Academy by January 2018.


We would like to provide you with as much information as possible, so that you may better understand the importance of the school taking this opportunity to secure the future of education for all pupils within our community.


The announcement by the government that all schools should move towards becoming a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) by 2020 led to senior leaders researching various MAT models and structures.  As local authority provision shrinks due to funding cutbacks we felt it was important to consider the benefits of becoming an academy and what this could offer the school and community it serves.


We are now entering a consultation period running from 18th September to 15th October 2017.  During this period, we will be consulting with parents/carers, students, staff, unions, the Local Authority, the local community and local schools.


We will be holding an Open Evening at school on Thursday 5th October 2017 at 5.00 pm to provide more information and the opportunity for you to ask questions.  Should you have any comments or further queries then please e-mail us by the end of the consultation period at:


Parent/Carer consultation Letter (download) Stakeholder consultation Letter (download)


We will publish and regularly update our Frequently Asked Questions page (which can be found on the school website under the Academy conversion consultation tab), with any queries that might emerge during the consultation phase.


This is an extremely exciting opportunity for all at Forest Lodge, and L.E.A.D trust schools and we would welcome your engagement as we progress on our journey.


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