24 January 2018

lease on the permanent site

We are delighted to have good news to share with you at the start of the new year.

The ESFA, together with LocatED, finalised the lease on the permanent site for the school, subject to planning permission, just before Christmas.

The southern part of the site, formerly the Barclays Bank…

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11 December 2017

Consultation update

The statutory consultation has finished and we have submitted our report to the DfE. A copy of the report can be viewed here.

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20 October 2017

Statutory consultation

When an application for a Free School is approved, an Academy Trust is expected to carry out a statutory consultation. This consultation is set out under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010. We are delighted to be in position to start this consultation today as it is a required element in getting…

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19 October 2017

Open evening

It was lovely to welcome so many interested parents to open eve at William Perkin CofE High School last night. Due to a major traffic incident we have been asked to share some of the information presented as many parents arrived too late to hear the talk or had to abandon their journey altogether.…

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28 September 2017

Funding update

Since our last update, some more positive news has been received regarding a possible opening date for the school.

We have now been informed that the DfE will be prepared to fund the accommodation required to launch the school at William Perkin in 2018. The school will be named Ada Lovelace…

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16 August 2017

Acquisition of the new site

There is positive progress to report on the acquisition of the new site, which gives the Trust considerable confidence that plans for the new school are secure.

However, it is frustrating that timescales are still not sufficiently well advanced for the school to be launched in 2018 as planned.…

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15 May 2017

Ealing Fields High School joining Twyford Academies

The recent announcement regarding the Directors responding positively to an approach from Ealing Fields High School to explore in detail the possibility of them joining the Twyford Academies Trust family has raised some questions regarding our position on North Twyford CofE High School.

I want…

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10 May 2017

New school update

As promised in my last blog post, here is a further update on progress being made towards opening the new school.

Negotiations are still ongoing for securing the site and discussions between the ESFA (the new single funding agency for education and skills within the Department for Education)…

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14 February 2017

Progress on the outline design for the new school

An update from the first of three reporting points which we are using to ensure there is a positive outcome for the local community in relation to the new school.

We are glad to be able to report progress on the outline design for the new school which confirms its feasibility on the part of the…

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9 December 2016

North Twyford CofE High School Opening Deferred

Unfortunately, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has not accepted the case for opening North Twyford CofE High School in temporary accommodation in September 2017 as hoped.

The EFA assessed the case carefully but given that the acquisition and planning of the permanent site had not been…

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15 November 2016

Business plan submitted to the EFA

We have seen an enormous level of support for the new school among local families. Indeed by the closing date of 31st October we had registered almost 350 applicants for 125 places for Year 7 entry in 2017 largely from W5 and two adjacent postcodes.

Recently we submitted a full business plan to…

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19 October 2016

New school project update

A number of parents have asked us what they can do to help North Twyford CofE School become a reality. We have therefore prepared a few points for those who would like to take matters further with elected representatives at both local and national level.

Need for a new school

  • Ealing…
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