Howard Primary School meeting over trust take over plans

Meeting at Howard Primary School – Photo credit Paul Hopfensperger on facebook group We Really Love Bury St Edmunds!

A meeting was held this week at Howard Community Primary School over plans for it to be taken over by a Multi Academy Trust (MAT).

The proposed plans are for the Chilford Hundred Education Trust, which is based on the South Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border, to take over the school from Suffolk County Council.

However some residents in the local area believe the school would be better served by joining the local Bury St Edmunds All-Through trust headed up by County Upper School. The Chairman of the Howard Estate Association of Residents and Tenants (HEART), Ernie Broom is holding a further meeting at 7pm on Friday at the Newbury Community Centre

The sponsorship decision will be formally approved by the Headteachers’ Board for the Eastern Region on 22nd February 2018. Up until then the school and Trust are engaged in a listening period with the Department for Education and the Howard community.

To respond officially visit the Chilford MAT website