Friday 19th May 2017

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As you are aware Uppingham Community College [UCC]and Uppingham Church of England Primary School [UCofE] have been working hard this year to establish a Multi Academy Trust which would benefit the students at both of our two schools. To complete the process permission has to be given by two organisations, the Regional Schools Commissioner and the Diocesan Board of Education, the latter because UCofE is a Church of England School.

Changes to policy from the Peterborough Diocese mean that this permission can no longer be granted to schools who wish to join a MAT run by a non-Church organisation. The Diocese and the RSC also wish for MATs to contain more than two schools, ideally with a student population in excess of 1500 students. Therefore it is no longer possible to create a MAT between UCC and UCofE.

Both schools will continue to work together and maintain the excellent transition and collaboration we already enjoy, albeit without a formal partnership arrangement.

The link below is a helpful guide for all parents to support their child with revision strategies:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39921799

Jan Turner
Principal