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32% of all schools in England are now academies. 25% of primary schools are academies. Church schools considering academy status are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the DfE website, with the Memorandum of Understanding and with the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)’s academy strategy, all of which may be found below.

Church schools in this diocese have the choice of joining the Diocesan Multi Academy Trust (MAT) (see website) or joining or forming their own local church school-led MAT. There are currently three such MATs in the diocese.

Schools considering academy status are encouraged to discuss their plans with the Director of Education in the first instance.

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  • Church Schools in Suffolk within a Multi Academy Trust-+

    The following church schools in Suffolk are within a Multi Academy Trust:

    St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust (17)

    All Saints' CofE Primary, Newmarket

    Morland CofE Primary, Ipswich

    Bramfield CofE Primary

    Nacton CofE Primary

    Brampton CofE Primary

    Ringsfield CofE Primary

    Chelmondiston CofE Primary

    St Mary’s CofE Primary Hadleigh

    Eyke CofE Primary

    St Mary’s CofE Primary Woodbridge

    Hartest CofE Primary

    Sproughton CofE Primary

    Hintlesham and Chattisham CofE Primary

    Stoke by Nayland CofE Primary

    Long Melford CofE Primary

    Tudor CofE Primary, Sudbury

    Mellis CofE Primary



    The Tilian Partnership (6)

    Bardwell CoE Primary

    Old Newton CoE Primary

    Gislingham CoE Primary

    Palgrave CoE Primary

    Ixworth CoE Primary

    Rougham CoE Primary


    Thedwastre Education Trust (3)

    Great Barton CoE Primary

    Thurston CoE Primary 

    Rattlesden CoE Primary

    Woolpit Primary


    Diocese of Ely MAT (1)

    St Christopher’s CoE Primary, Red Lodge



    All Saints Schools Trust (4)

    All Saints CoE Primary, Laxfield

    Stradbroke CoE Primary

    Fressingfield CoE Primary

    Wortham Primary

    St Peter and St Paul CoE Primary, Eye



    ASSET Education MAT (1)

    Stutton CoE Primary