As you may be aware, there have been discussions for several years within Central Bedfordshire regarding the current three-tier education system. Currently, children transition from Lower school to Middle school education at the age of 9 years old. There has long been a growing support for a two-tier education system. This would mean that children would transition at the age of 11 from a Primary school to a Secondary school.
Recently, Stratton Upper School communicated to its parents that they are aiming to join Cambridge Meridian Academy Trust in September and that the Trustee’s vision is for it to become a Secondary School.
Caldecote Church of England Academy and the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust (DSAMAT) are very supportive of the move towards a two-tier education system. We will be working with our community to establish their needs, and developing a plan to consider providing primary education for our pupils.
In order to achieve this the following criteria must be met:
- Formal agreement with the Diocese of St Albans and Central Bedfordshire Council
- Proposals must go out to public consultation
- Potential school expansion work
- Appointment of a new classroom teacher for Upper Key Stage 2
We will keep our community involved and updated throughout this process.