Green Ridge Primary Academy Consultation

Following the ongoing development of the Berryfields estate, Aylesbury, REAch2 are carrying out a consultation asking all stakeholders of the local community whether they are happy for REAch2 Academy Trust to enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State to establish a new primary academy. This consultation is in accordance with Section 10 of the Academies Act (2010).
The consultation closing date is 16th January 2017.

Background

Green Ridge Primary Academy will be located on land at the north end of the Berryfields development, which is located on the outskirts of Aylesbury Town.

Berryfields is a substantial housing development that will have approximately 3,235 dwellings when it is finished by 2021/22. Currently the developer has completed 1,574 dwellings. On the development, there is already an all-through school, Aylesbury Vale Academy (AVA), with an age range of 3-18 years, which includes a 420 place primary school that opened in September 2013. However from September 2017, there will be a significant need for additional reception places in the area. Green Ridge will cater for these additional places as the estate grows and will also to be assist the neighbouring areas if required.

The New School

Location:  The new school will be located on Bramley Road, Berryfields. The school’s full address is yet to be confirmed.

Planned opening date:  September 2017

Age range: This will be a mixed academy for children aged 4-11 years; and will also include an on-site nursery from 2018.

Admission arrangements: Green Ridge Primary Academy is part of Buckinghamshire County Council’s admissions scheme. To apply for a place, parents must select Green Ridge Primary Academy as a preference on the online admission portal.

About REAch2

Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country, and currently supports 55 primary academies across England. Our primary focus is to ensure that all our pupils are provided with the right educational environment which not only inspires them to embrace learning and develop creativity – but also to have fun, make friends, respect individuality and ultimately to reach their full potential. We believe that their first school experience is the start of a very important journey, which should enable them to broaden their horizons, be confident in their abilities and help shape their future lives.

Vision and Educational Experience

Our vision is to ensure outstanding educational provision for pupils, together with enhanced community facilities for the benefit of pupils, parents and others within the local area.

Strategic visions

REAch2 Academy Trust is developing a family of convertor and sponsored primary academies based on the following principles:

  • Securing a high quality, shared identity and vision that delivers, and is synonymous with, success
  • Establishing ownership of that shared identity and vision within each individual school
  • Establishing consistency across each school
  • Securing agreement in each school as to what will be common to all our schools, leaving flexibility to respond to context specific factors
  • Establishing clear performance measures and accepted procedures for ensuring outstanding provision

Our four key drivers are

  • Absolute focus on the key levers for improvement
  • Clear and simple accountability
  • Transparent and honest feedback
  • Autonomy of each school

Educational Aims

Green Ridge Primary Academy will be a school, firmly embedded in strong cultural, social and moral values. We will ensure to create a learning environment that facilitates academic and social development and strive to develop a community in which every individual can flourish. An exciting and inspirational curriculum will be made special by providing children with a wide range of unique experiences. A talented and well-qualified workforce will engage all learners in reaching the highest standards. High aspirations and expectations will pervade the life of the school and support the development of children with high self-esteem, self-discipline and strong community spirit.

Education is an essential ingredient for future success. By taking the time to build character in every child through our ethos, code of conduct, curriculum and assemblies, we can teach all children to be successful.

The community will have a new school to be proud of because we are not afraid to make our expectations clear and ensure they are followed. We won’t compromise on a thorough grounding in literacy and mathematics; however our curriculum will be exciting, motivational and strongly reflect an engagement with 21st Century technologies.

How can I find out more?

If you would like to find out more about Green Ridge Primary Academy please contact info@greenridgeacademy.co.uk

We are holding parent and stakeholder consultation events in November, December and January; inviting all stakeholders to meet members of REAch2 and find out more about the new school.

Dates: 15th November 2016; 7th December 2016; 11th January 2017

Venue: Buckingham Park Community Centre, Jubilee Square, Aylesbury HP19 9DZ

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm (Note: The event on the 7th December will run until 6.00pm)

How can I respond to this consultation?

If you have any questions or comments, please put these in writing by post or email to the following address.

Green Ridge Primary Academy
REAch2 North Central
PO Box 857
Bedford
MK45 9EQ

Email: info@greenridgeacademy.co.uk

All correspondence should be marked “Response to the Green Ridge Primary Academy Consultation.”

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