Amalgamation

The Amalgamation of Broadfield East Infant and Broadfield East Junior School

The Governors of both the Infant and Junior schools have held discussions with the Academy sponsor (The Kemnal Academies Trust, TKAT) to look at how best to secure the future of both schools.  Our principal aim is to continue to strive for the highest standard of education for our children.

After intense discussion we have agreed unanimously that the most effective means of achieving this aim is by the amalgamation of the two schools into one school on the existing site.  We propose that this will happen in September 2016.

The benefits of this are that:

  • Children will receive a seamless transition of education from nursery through to Year 6, eliminating the ‘drop back’ in their learning that can occur when they change schools
  • The emotional, physical and educational benefits in supporting and working with children without them having to change schools
  • Schemes of learning will be consistent throughout the school, eliminating barriers to children’s’ education
  • Children of all years will be able to mix and care for one another
  • There is evidence to show that standards, in other schools that have amalgamated, have continued to rise.

It is very important to stress that this is only a proposal at this stage and the best interests of the children, their continued progress and support to families will be paramount.   Any amalgamation will require approval from the Secretary of State.

Full details of the proposals will be the subject of a comprehensive public consultation, which is planned to start within a few months. We would welcome your views and responses as part of this consultation and will be writing to you again soon to gather your views.

In the meantime, I would like to reassure you that we will maintain our commitment to providing a great learning experience for your child.

If you would like to see a copy of the initial letter to parents from the Chair of Governors please click here.