Having worked in partnership since September 2015 with Acorns Primary School and Shipston
Primary School, the governing body of Brailes C of E Primary School agreed before Christmas to
submit an application to the Department for Education to convert to academy status, in order to
formally join The Stour Federation Multi Academy Trust. The Stour Federation Board of Trustees
have agreed to Brailes joining the Trust and Coventry Diocese have granted permission also. We
are working towards a conversion before the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

The next part of the process is consulting with staff, parents and the wider community. Brailes
School is not obligated to become an academy until the contract between the multi academy trust
and the Department for Education (known as the Funding Agreement) is signed. The academy
trust will not sign the Funding Agreement until key stakeholders have had the opportunity to
comment on the proposals.

Please find attached detailed information relating to the proposed academy conversion. Due to the
pandemic, the consultation period will be virtual for comments and questions from parents, carers
and the wider community via this link – https://forms.gle/5wmvyzWAsKvSiLu98. Staff consultation
will be arranged safely in each school.

Any comments or representations which are made about the proposals will be considered by the
Brailes governing body and the Stour Federation Board of Trustees before a final decision is made.

The consultation period will last until Friday 19th March.

Stour Federation MAT Proposal Statement