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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 a local authority. 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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