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Consultation launched on school plan to raise standards further for almost 4,000 pupils at the Nottingham Academy

A proposal to separate the Nottingham Academy into two new but connected schools will further raise standards, provide for a more bespoke education and give parents more information about the quality of their child’s schooling.

We have today launched a consultation that the Nottingham Academy, rated Good by Ofsted, should be re-formed on the same sites into two new academies, Colwick Park Academy and Mapperley Park Academy, from September 2019. Both would continue to be led by Greenwood Academies Trust.

  • Colwick Park Academy would be on the Greenwood Campus (including Sneinton Boulevard) of the Nottingham Academy, including the primary academy, and would retain the same year groups (three to 19), with the same pupil roll of 150 in each year group for primary, 300 in each year group for secondary and 260 for post-16.
  • Mapperley Park Academy would be on the Ransom Road Campus, again for the same year groups (age 11 to 16) and with the same capacity of 180 in each year group.

Both academies will have their own Principal, allowing for strong and specific leadership of each academy, while a bespoke, personalised curriculum that best meets the needs of pupils will be developed and delivered for each of the academies. There will be greater local accountability, with parents and carers able to see exam results from each of the two academies, while Ofsted judgements will reflect their different strengths.

Staff working at each of the existing campuses will still work on the same sites so there will be no disruption to them, and the teachers, teaching assistants and wider staff whom pupils know and trust will continue to work with them. Senior leaders at the two new academies will be able to deploy resources appropriately to meet their academy’s specific needs.

There will be no disruption to the education of pupils, with all pupils remaining with their current schools.

The consultation runs from 12 November 2018 – 21 December 2018.

There are two consultation events for parents/carers and stakeholders taking place at Nottingham Academy on 6 December 2018. One will be held at the Greenwood Road site and one will be held at the Ransom Road site, both starting at 5.30pm.

If you are unable to attend one of the consultation events and wish to submit your views, please email consultation@greenwoodacademies.org by 5pm on 21 December 2018.

For further details and a copy of the draft admissions arrangements, click on the links below

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