Yate Academy to return to separate Primary and Secondary schools
Yate Secondary Academy and Woodlands Primary School is preparing to operate as two separate entities from the new school year in September.
Yate Academy currently consists of a nursery and primary school, known as Woodlands, and a secondary school, providing education right through from the age of three to 19.
Staff, parents and other stakeholders were consulted on the changes back in April. They’ve been instigated by the Greenshaw Learning Trust which has run the academy since it broke away from the Ridings Federation.
The Board of Trustees felt that creating two separate schools would bring benefits for all students, bring the leadership teams into line with other schools in the Trust, and make improvements more effective.
The decision will now be subject to approval from the Department for Education’s Regional School’s Commissioner.
Providing approval is given, the primary school will be called Woodlands Primary School and the secondary school will be called Yate Academy. There will be no staff changes or uniform changes. Each school will have it’s own governing body, but continue to work closely together.