Our Headteacher and Governing Body have been looking at taking the step to academy status over the last two years and earlier this week the DfE expressed their support for our plans.

Consequently, the following press release will be going out in the new year to flag up the potential direction of our school:

Three local schools have taken the first step towards forming a new, local multi-school trust. 

Academy Orders were issued to The Friary School and Queen’s Croft High School in Lichfield and Henry Chadwick Primary School in Hill Ridware who are planning to establish the Greywood Multi-School Trust. This is an exciting venture that allows this local group of schools to take control of their future destiny as they move beyond Local Authority control.

The name Greywood was selected as it relates to one of the ancient possible names for Lichfield and therefore reflects the local nature of the grouping. The trust will enable the schools to share expertise, develop new initiatives and share the costs of things currently bought in individually.

Over the next few months the schools will carry out extensive consultations with teachers, parents and carers and other stakeholders in the wider community to gather views on the proposed academisation.

Leaders and governors at the schools feel that this is a wonderful opportunity to envision, craft, recruit and facilitate the resources, processes and people who will make Greywood MST a world class asset for this and future generations of students, staff and the local community.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “There is still a good way to go on this and there will be a formal consultation process so everyone can rest assured that no stone is being left unturned as we move forward. Students, staff, parents and the local community, can be confident that, as always, any decisions the school takes are in the best interests of maximising the education and resources that we have before us.”