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Changing a school's name (maintained)

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Last updated on 23 November 2016
School types: Maintained · School phases: All
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How do we change our school's name? We relay information from the DfE on changing a school's name and its instrument of government. We also look at whether there is guidance on selecting an appropriate name, and link to examples of names of amalgamated primary schools and nurseries.

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  1. 1 Voting on changes to the school's name
  2. 2 Changing the instrument of government
  3. 3 Is there guidance on selecting an appropriate name?

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