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School Expansion — Updated 16/6/21

I am writing on behalf of the governing body of Wren Spinney School, and the trustees of Creating Tomorrow Multi Academy Trust, to inform you of the proposal to increase the student capacity at Wren Spinney.

The leadership team of Wren Spinney, and the Trust, have been working with the local authority to accept a growing number of students however, Wren Spinney is only funded for a capacity of 60 students.

The Local Authority have recently supported Wren Spinney in converting and updating some rooms within the school to ensure the facilities are fit for purpose and support the school to accept a small increase in numbers.

To do this we had to apply to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), government department, to increase our numbers to 80 students, so that the school could be funded for the additional places.

This year Wren Spinney has 66 students, and for September 2021 the local authority has asked the school to take in an additional number of students, taking the number on roll to 80. This will mean that Wren Spinney will have 20 students above their funding agreement, and forcing the school to stretch its budget beyond capacity.

The trust is applying to the ESFA for a capacity of 80, which the leadership team at Wren Spinney feel is manageable considering the space in specific year groups and the school.

Our consultation process begins Tuesday 18th May 2021 and ends on Tuesday 29th June 2021.  

Please read through the attached document and complete the form adding any comments you wish.   Please return all replies, either by email with the subject header “Wren Spinney Consultation”, or in a sealed envelope marked “Wren Spinney Consultation” to the Wren Spinney school office (Wren Spinney, Westover Rd, Kettering, NN15 7LB).  These must be received by no later than 5pm Tuesday 29th June 2021.

I would also like to invite you to a consultation event about the proposals. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions there will be 2 meetings, the first will be a virtual session held via zoom, the second will be a face to face event.

  • Virtual Consultation Event — Thursday 10th June 2021 1pm — 2pm
  • Consultation Event — Tuesday 22nd June 2021 

    Due to the recent announcement from the Prime Minister postponing the planned easing of the Covid19 roadmap we have made adaptions to the delivery of this event to support safety for all. 

    Following a risk assessment, we will not be able to hold a face to face event and so will be delivering the event online in two 30-minute sessions. These sessions will start at 5pm & 5:45pm.  

    The sessions will include a presentation and the ability to ask questions. 

    Please note that these sessions will be recorded, so they can be shared on our website.

  • Session 1: 5.00 – 5.30pm:
  • Session 2: 5.45 – 6.15pm:

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next week.

If you would like further information about Wren Spinney, please look around our website or contact the school 

The trustees of Creating Tomorrow Multi Academy Trust will inform you of the outcome of the overall consultation by letter.

I hope that you are able to attend one of our events, however in any case please do not hesitate to contact either the school or myself if you would like to discuss this in further detail.

Yours Faithfully