Isle of Wight council launch consultation on future of Sandown Bay Academy

The Isle of Wight council have launched a six week consultation on future plans for secondary school provision in Sandown, floating a possible partnership with the Governing Body of The Bay CE Primary School.

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The Isle of Wight council have launched a six week consultation on the future of Sandown Bay Academy.

The consultation comes after Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the sponsor for the school, announced they planned to ‘merge’ the school with Ryde Academy in September 2018.

The IWC consultation reads,

The IW Council continues to believe firmly that there should be secondary education provision on the Sandown Bay school site. It is making plans to secure that future following the announcement by the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) that it intends to close Sandown Bay Academy for financial reasons.

The IW Council, through this consultation, would like to hear the views of the community on two options for securing the future. The second option is put forward in partnership with the Governing Body of The Bay CE Primary School.

Public meetings
The consultation, which starts today (Monday 12 June), will include a series of meetings with key stakeholders, as well as public meeting for those with an interest.

The Bay CE Primary School: Tuesday 20 June
Public Meeting 1 5-6.45pm
Public Meeting 2 7-8.45pm

Sandown and Shanklin Rugby Club: Tuesday 27 June
Public Meeting 1 6-7.45pm
Public Meeting 2 8-9.45pm

Niton Primary School Monday 3 July
Public Meeting 5-6.45pm

To take part in the Consultation visit the iWight Website.

AET consultation
AET have also launched a consultation on the future of the school.


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Barney McGrew

What’s our new MPs view on this?

Nitonia

Whatever he’s told it is by the Minister for Education.

Matt Edmunds

How about Option 3 – return to local authority control, or is that beyond the wit or ability of this government, both local and national? Academisation/privatisation of OUR schools has caused nothing but disruption to a generation of our children on this Island – and the Council want to continue with it!!

cr2017
Option 2 is exactly that. The Bay Primary is a Local Authority School, and the consultation makes it clear that it would remain so – the proposal is to expand The Bay Primary so they can educate 4-16 (18) year olds – under the Headteacher and Governing Body of The Bay – who have an excellent record and also lead another Local Authority school, Niton Primary. This… Read more »
Nitonia

All gone very quiet about this. The Department of Education are no doubt scraping the absolute bottom of that barrel trying to find a new sponsor.