Academy/Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Consultation

Academy Conversion/Multi Academy Trust Update

Thank you to all parents and students who participated in our academy conversion consultation back in October/November 2017.   A summary of feedback, queries and questions was presented to our Governing Body in December 2017 and can be read on our website too.  Feedback was very positive and governors voted to proceed with the applications.

In December, both ourselves and Linthorpe Community Primary School applied to the Department for Education to gain approval to convert to academy status.  These applications were considered in January 2018 and both schools received Academy Orders to convert by 1 May 2018.

Since then, a small team has been working to prepare both schools for academy conversion and the creation of our multi academy trust (MAT).  This involves engaging legal support and accountants as well as establishing a new governance structure.  Staff at both schools have been informed of the process to transfer their employment from the Local Authority to the MAT.

The new trust will be known as The Legacy Learning Trust with Acklam Grange School and Linthorpe Community Primary School as co-founders.  Each school’s name, uniform and times of the day will remain the same.

There are great opportunities for all learners who are part of The Legacy Learning Trust and I look forward to sharing these with you in the very near future.



Andrea Crawshaw

Executive Headteacher

Chief Executive Officer, The Legacy Learning trust