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Academisation Consultation

The governors of Peartree Primary School have voted to consider joining The Ivy Learning Trust. An important part of this process is for Peartree Primary School Governing Body to consult with all stakeholders.


The consultation period will run from Monday 1st November until Thursday 9th December 2021, when a deciding vote will be held by Peartree Primary School governing body. During this period, both Peartree Primary School and The Ivy Learning Trust will carry our ‘due diligence’.


This is an exciting opportunity. However, we recognise potential change can be unsettling. We intend the consultation period to be open and transparent.

The Ivy Learning Trust

Remote meeting for parents and carers

You will of course have questions about how this will affect your child, as well as the school as a whole. A remote meeting will be held for all Peartree Primary School parents and carers, on Monday 8th November 2021 at 6.00 pm. If you would like to attend this meeting, please email by 1pm on Monday 8th November 2021. We will send you a remote link so you can join the meeting.

Academisation Consultation

Please use this form to ask any questions you have about academisation. It would be helpful if you could include your name, so we can get back to you personally if we need to clarify what you are asking. Questions will be collated each week and answers will be posted on the website on Mondays. Please note this form will not be checked daily. If you have any other concerns, please contact the school in the usual way.

Questions via the school website

Question: Please could you clarify why a MAT could be imposed on Peartree, and as such, if we could be clear are these decisions are being led by funding or performance concerns?


Answer: Maintained schools that are judged by Ofsted as inadequate can be subject to an 'academy order'. In these circumstances the Regional Schools Commissioners, not the school, will take responsibility for identifying the MAT and brokering the relationship. Whilst this is not currently an issue for Peartree the Governing Board have recognised this as a risk if we fail to act now.


The decision to consider academisation is not driven by concerns but by a desire to realise benefits from being part of a MAT including greater financial stability, enhanced staff development opportunities and improved pupil outcomes.