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Academy conversion (2019)

Dear Parents/Carers,


At Edge Hill we are constantly looking to provide the best education and experiences for our children and school community and we work very hard in order to continuously improve our school.


As part of this commitment we are excited to announce that the Governing Board of Edge Hill Junior School have decided to apply to the Dfe to convert to academy status, with effect from 1st September 2019 and if successful the school will become part of the Fierte Multi-Academy Trust. The other schools in the trust are Violet Way Academy, Glascote Academy, Dosthill Primary Academy and Ankermore Primary Academy.


This is a very important and significant development for the school which has been taken after a long period of research and discussion. The Senior Leaders and Governing Board have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that this is the best course of action for our school community.


School has taken this decision because:

  • We want to ensure the long term stability and capacity of the school so we can continue to provide a high quality education for all our pupils now and well into the future, without losing the Edge Hill spirit.
  • The Fierte Multi Academy Trust is not a large corporate chain that we sometimes associate with academies and it shares the same vision and values that we do.
  • Edge Hill has a special, family orientated atmosphere which creates the unique ethos of our school. Our work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding and is a significant strength of the school and we are committed to maintaining this.
  • Edge Hill also works very closely with Violet Way on school improvement priorities as well as sharing best practice and resources. By joining the MAT we will be able to continue to do this and work even closer so we can provide all children with the very best opportunities and experiences during their time at Edge Hill.



We are absolutely certain that Edge Hill, as an important part of the Fierte MAT will be able to continue to grow and build on the qualities that will enable us to become an outstanding school.


For further information please see below a Parents FAQs sheet. 


Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or Carolyn Robinson (Chair of Governors) through school or via email at


Parents FAQ (January 2019)

We will continue to add further information and updates when available.