A collection of primary schools in Norfolk are proposing to form a charitable trust, to hold their land and assets, and formalising and strengthening their existing collaborative arrangements.
The six schools - Banham, Bressingham, Bunwell, East Harling, Kenninghall and Old Buckenham - also hope to change their legal status from ‘community schools’ to
The collaboration would be known as the Acorn Co-operative Learning Alliance, with the aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for local children and young people, by engaging more strongly with the wider community.
The consultation, which is open to everyone who might be affected by the change, began on Wednesday and runs until noon on Friday, June 13.
Jonathan Stanley, chairman of governors at Banham Primary School, said: “We have been discussing ways of enhancing our collaboration as a cluster for the benefit of our pupils for some time.
“Forming a co-operative trust would give us the lawful framework for that to take place and bring other partners on board to strengthen it.”
A number of consultation meetings have been organised. For more information contact Banham headteacher Paul Seeman at email@example.com or 01953 887293