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Consultation - Potential Merger with another local multi academy trust

Posted on: September 17th - 2021

Langley Park Learning Trust is working together with a neighbouring trust, Impact Multi Academy Trust, to explore potentially establishing a new Trust, to grow and improve what we offer to our schools. We are consulting on these proposals between Friday 17th September and Friday 15th October.

The rationale behind the decision to consider joining together to form a new Trust includes:

  • The two Trusts have much in common, share the same values and culture and are committed to building the new trust on these foundations.  
  • Both Trusts are relatively small. LPLT has 5 schools (3 primary schools and 2 secondary schools) and Impact has 2 secondary schools.  All seven schools are successful and popular, and both Trusts highly value each individual school’s unique identity and character. 
  • The Department for Education is strongly advising smaller Trusts to grow, as they believe this increases effectiveness and sustainability. 
  • Our schools have benefited from working in partnership within their current smaller trusts, and already enjoy a close working relationship. However, combining our experience, expertise and resources would enable an even better range of services to our schools and sustain and advance educational excellence. 
  • Our children and young people would achieve and experience even more as part of a larger family of schools. 
  • Our staff would benefit from greater opportunities for collaboration and personal and professional development within a larger trust. 

Impact consists of two local secondary schools: Hayes School and Ravens Wood School. Langley Park Learning Trust consists of five schools: Langley Park School for Boys, Langley Park School for Girls, Langley Park Primary School, Clare House Primary School and Hawes Down Primary School. All seven schools are in the London Borough of Bromley. If this went ahead then all staff would retain their terms and conditions of employment. The two trusts are exploring coming together, as equal partners, to create a new school trust with a new name, which provides both primary and secondary education. 

We are now engaging with staff, parents and carers, as well as local schools and trusts, and holding a formal consultation process before considering next steps.

If you have any comments or questions then please get in touch with us via info@lplt.org.uk

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