St Dominic’s School is currently undergoing a consultation process to convert it to Academy status in order to join Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) in January 2018. This would secure a more certain long-term future for the school, as well as creating new opportunities to raise standards for our pupils and students. The ever-changing education landscape and funding pressures are presenting challenges for Non Maintained Special Schools (NMSS) like ours and the Government is encouraging NMSS schools to convert to Academy status to safeguard their future. OHCAT’s vision is entirely focused on pupils and students and is very much in line with St Dominic’s own ethos and values. We therefore believe that converting to Academy status under the sponsorship of OHCAT is in the best interests of St Dominic’s and its pupils and students. You can access further information from the Home page of our website www.stdominicsschool.org.uk .
If you would like to have your say on the conversion to an Academy proposal, you can pick up a Consultation Leaflet from the Village Shop. The Consultation Leaflet contains a postage pre-paid reply slip for you to give your views. You are also invited to attend an informal Drop-in session on Wednesday 18 October between 3.30pm and 6.00pm for families, staff and the local community.