Formation of Embrace Multi-Academy Trust



As you will recall, we undertook a consultation exercise with stakeholders in November 2017 around our involvement in the formation of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). This in turn led to our governing body passing a resolution to become a founding member of Embrace MAT. As a result, along with our MAT partners, we submitted a bid to the Department of Education (DfE) to request permission to form Embrace MAT.

We are delighted to inform you that the DfE has granted permission for all 7 schools involved in our partnership to form Embrace MAT. Given that this follows our first and only application, the view of the DfE towards Embrace MAT is clearly very positive. We are aware that other MAT applications have been rejected, with a request that further work is carried out across the schools.

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