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Amalgamation of schools: issues to consider

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Last updated on 10 May 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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What should schools consider before amalgamating? We highlight several issues worth considering that have been suggested by two local authorities (LAs). We also look at the process for amalgamation in maintained schools and academies.

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Contents

  1. 1 Issues to consider before amalgamation: LA advice
  2. 2 Governance structure in an amalgamated school
  3. 3 Process for amalgamation: maintained schools
  4. 4 Process for amalgamation: academies
  5. 5 Should staff governors be involved in initial discussions?
  6. 6 How can governors prepare for amalgamation?
  7. 7 Alternative to amalgamation: all-through federation

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