We started our journey in late 2012 when a number of the local schools attended a meeting the aim of which was to explore the benefits and risks of converting to an academy. Following this several further meetings took place to gauge the level of interest amongst local primary schools. At this point a number of schools decided not to proceed any further, some indicated a firm interest and others took a watching brief to see how things developed.
We continued our discussions and consulted with an existing local MAT but after detailed consideration we determined that our children would most benefit if we joined together as a Primary Academy. Five schools decided in late 2014 to convert to academies and to create the Kite Academy Trust. Our applications were approved in March 2015 and a conversion date of 1st October allocated. We worked hard with our accountants and solicitors to achieve our conversion on 1st October and are pleased to announce that The Kite Academy Trust is now up and running. The MAT is managed by a Board of Directors (trustees) made up of representatives from the 6 schools and is looking to attract members of the wider community with specific skill sets to join the Board.