Proposal for Bentworth Primary School to become an ARK Academy
The Governing Body of Bentworth Primary School is in discussion with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham about the possibility of converting to academy status in September 2012, and the benefits that might bring for the children’s learning. The new academy would be operated by ARK Schools, an education charity which has a proven track record of providing high quality education in inner city areas. The academy would remain a non-selective school for local children and preserve its individual identity. Current staff and pupils would all transfer to the new academy.
Further information about this proposal can be found on the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham website see www.lbhf.gov.uk/bentworth (opens in new window).
To have your say please complete the online consultation linked below.
The consultation process spans five weeks, from 16 January 2012 to 20 February 2012.
Governors will consider the feedback from the consultation at their meeting on 22 February and decide whether or not to proceed with academy status. A full consultation report will be considered at that meeting and will be available via this webpage.
Consultation - Monday 16 January start date
Staff information meetings - Tuesdays 17, 24 and 31 January, all at 3.30pm
Parent information meetings - Fridays 20 and 27 January and Friday 3 Feb, all at 9.00am
Public meeting - Tuesday 7 February, 6.00pm
The meetings will all be held at Bentworth Primary School, Bentworth Road, London W12 7AJ. There will be an Arabic interpreter at one of the meetings, please call the school to confirm details, 020 8743 2527.
Consultation ends - 20 February
What Happens Next
Responses analysed and a report produced for the Governing Body - 21/22 February
Governing Body meeting consider the responses and make a decision - 22nd February 2012
If the Governing Body decides to proceed, the school will become an academy on 1 September 2012.