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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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  • Converting to Academy Status-+

    Governing Bodies considering conversion to Academy status are encouraged to refer to the documents listed below:

    Church schools are also advised to make early contact with the Director of Education so that appropriate support and guidance can be offered.

    Schools seeking Diocesan Board of Education consent (a statutory requirement for VC and VA schools alike) are advised that the remaining DBE meeting scheduled in 2018 will be held on 20 November 2018.  DBE Meetings scheduled for 2019:

    • Tuesday 12 February 2019 (1.30pm)
    • Wednesday 8 May 2019 (6.00pm)
    • Tuesday 17 September 2019 (6.00pm)
    • Wednesday 27 November 2019 (1.30pm)

    In addition Governors may seek consent outside these scheduled meetings from a Committee of the DBE established with delegated powers. Please contact the Director of Education in the first instance.

  • 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 (7)

    Bardwell CoE Primary

    Old Newton CoE Primary

    Crawford's CoE Primary, Haughley

    Palgrave CoE Primary

    Gislingham CoE Primary

    Rougham CoE Primary

    Ixworth 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 (6)

    All Saints CoE Primary, Laxfield

    Occold Primary

    Charsfield CoE Primary

    St Peter and St Paul CoE Primary, Eye

    Dennington CoE Primary

    Stradbroke CoE Primary

    Fressingfield CoE Primary

    Wortham Primary

     

    ASSET Education MAT (1)

    Stutton CoE Primary