The Governing Bodies of three schools – The Friary School, Queen’s Croft High School and Henry Chadwick Primary School – have been discussing how our schools might work in closer partnership to provide mutual support, challenge and benefits for our schools. The Governing Bodies share the ambition for their schools to continue to provide an excellent education for their children while protecting each school’s role at the heart of its community and retaining its unique qualities and strengths.

Each Governing Body has been considering the future plans of its school in a fast changing and increasingly challenging educational landscape. The Governing Bodies believes the best way forward is to establish a local multi-schools trust and for the three schools to convert to academy status. The proposed Multi-Schools Trust (MST) would have three founding member schools as mentioned above.

We are now consulting with staff, parents, carers, pupils and the community. The consultation period will run between Monday, 28th January and Friday, March 1st 2019.

This consultation is open to all, including school’s parents, pupils, staff, pre-school and the wider community.  We want to hear your views and establish if there is any significant objection for the Governing Bodies to take into account when making its final decision. If the Governing Bodies agrees to proceed, the plan is for the Trust to be established and for the schools to convert on May 1st 2019.

We would like to invite you to one of the following Consultation Evenings where we will provide you with more detailed information:

The Friary School – 12th February 2019 at 6.00pm at the school
Queen’s Croft High School – 6th February 2019 at 6.00pm at the school
Henry Chadwick Primary School – 6th February 2019 at 6.00pm at the school

We would encourage you to join us at a location most convenient for yourself. This is your opportunity to listen to our plans, ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have. If you are unable to attend we are contactable via email on or,  you can contact us at school.

We hope you will share our vision and see that the creation of Greywood Multi-Schools Trust is the best way to move forward to continue to provide a good and improving quality of education for our pupils.