Proposed Academy Conversion


The Governing Body of Sulivan School has been considering the school’s future plans in a fast changing and increasingly challenging educational landscape.

Our priority is to enable the school to continue to provide an excellent education for our children while protecting the school’s role at the heart of our community and retaining its unique qualities and strengths.

You will no doubt be aware that many schools in England are looking at whether to convert to academy status.

Over the last year we have been discussing with other Governing Bodies how our schools might work in closer partnership to provide mutual support, challenge and benefits for our schools.

The Governing Body believes the best way forward is to establish a local multi-academy trust and for our school to convert to academy status. The proposed multi academy trust Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) would have three founding member schools: Sulivan Primary, Queen’s Manor and Fulham Primary.

Governors at Sulivan Primary School have voted to continue with the proposed academy conversion following a consultation with parents, carers, staff and union representatives.

The Governing Body agreed unanimously to proceed with the plan to form a multi-academy trust (MAT) with Fulham Primary and Queens Manor primary schools.

At a meeting on Tuesday May 24th, governors were told the four-week consultation showed a significantly greater number of people were in favour of the proposal than against.

Support for the proposal was reflected across all three schools following a series of meetings and the completion of surveys.