Multi Academy Trust Consultation
Public Consultation regarding the formation of School Academies and a Local Multi-
The schools in Wilmslow and the wider communities of Handforth, Alderley Edge and Styal have a
strong track record of providing excellent education to all our children. All the schools are successful
and serve their communities well. Our individual success is supported by strong partnerships
amongst these local schools where we strive to provide the highest standards of education and
support for the children in our care.
English education policy is now strongly encouraging schools to formalise collaborative working
through organisations called Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs). A number of the Local Authority
maintained schools within our district have decided to explore whether a geographically-based,
community-focused Multi-Academy Trust would be in the best interests of the young people of our
district, their families and the wider community as a whole.
The schools involved are Alderley Edge Community Primary School, Ashdene Primary School,
Lindow Community Primary School, St Anne’s Fulshaw C of E Primary School, Styal Primary School
and Wilmslow High School.
We are now seeking views on the establishment of The Collaborative Educational Trust of
Wilmslow. This will formalise the existing collaboration between these local schools and ensure we
can work together, both now and in the future, in the best interests of those within our school