Beaufort Academy proposes to join Greenshaw Learning Trust
The Trustees of OUR Cooperative Academy Trust are proposing that Beaufort Academy should join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.
The Trustees, with the local governing body and the school’s leadership, have been carefully considering the school’s future and evaluating its options and have concluded that the best way forward for Beaufort is for the school to become part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.
Peter Westall, Chair of OUR Cooperative Academy Trust, said: “The Greenshaw Learning Trust shares our values and commitment to provide the best education for the local community. Greenshaw has proven success improving schools and has the experience and capacity to provide the support Beaufort needs, whilst building on the strengths of the school for the benefit of all our students."
Mike Cooper, Chair of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, said: “We are delighted that Beaufort wants to join our trust. As part of the Greenshaw family, close collaboration with like-minded schools facing similar challenges, and quality cost-effective support services will help Beaufort be the local school of choice in which to work and learn.”
The Greenshaw Learning Trust is an established and successful multi academy trust with primary and secondary schools in South London, Berkshire and Gloucestershire.
As an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust, Beaufort will maintain its ethos and its place at the heart of its local community, whilst benefiting from quality support services and efficiencies that will ensure the school improves and provides the best start in life to all its students.
Subject to the necessary agreements being reached between OUR, the Greenshaw Learning Trust and the Department for Education, it is expected that Beaufort Academy will join the Greenshaw Learning Trust on 1 June 2019.
Consultation meetings were held at the school on Thursday 7 March 2019 for parents, carers and school staff and the consultation ended on 4 April 2019. There is further information about the proposal in our leaflet here.
3 April 2019
Beaufort Academy’s new future as Holmleigh Park High School
Beaufort Academy is on track to join the Greenshaw Learning Trust in June 2019, under the new name ‘Holmleigh Park High School’ and with a new uniform from September 2019.
This name reflects the school’s place in its local community – the land the school is on and the adjacent park is called Holmleigh Park and was the preferred choice in the survey with the highest number of preferences from students, parents and staff.
The new school badge and uniform were devised in discussion with the school community and students will be expected to wear the new uniform at the start of the 2019/20 academic year. As part of the introduction of the new uniform, Greenshaw Learning Trust will subsidise uniform costs for existing students.
The Greenshaw Learning Trust is a family of like-minded schools that collaborate closely, whilst retaining and developing their own distinctive character. The trust has the skills, experience and capacity to ensure that Beaufort Academy/Holmleigh Park High School receives the high-quality and cost-effective services and support it requires, and has a track record of successful school improvement that has been recognised by the Department for Education.