Stamford Queen Eleanor School to become an academy after governors meeting

A SECONDARY school will become an academy next year following a governors meeting last night.

Stamford Queen Eleanor School governors last night voted overwhelming for the school to convert to an academy by January 1.

The decision followed consultation with parents, staff, students and the community, which began in mid June.

At the meeting governors considered all of the consultation responses, including those received at an open meeting with parents and the community, before making the decision.

The school will join the CfBT Schools Trust, an education trust with whom Queen Eleanor already has a close working relationship.

The Deepings School will also be joining the CfBT Schools Trust as an Academy and will work closely with Queen Eleanor to share resources and expertise.

Headteacher Wendy Hamilton said “This decision is a great step for the school.

“Becoming an academy will enable us to be more independent receive significant additional resources, develop closer relationships with other local schools in the CfBT Schools Trust and maximise budgets by buying more flexible, better value cost services.

“I would like thank everyone who participated in the consultation process. Parents and stakeholders were overwhelmingly in favour of this proposition and we appreciated their support.

“There is a lot of hard work to be completed between now and conversion, but I am confident my staff will achieve this deadline and ensure a smooth transition.”