Over the last few years you will have heard a lot about Academies and Multi Academy Trusts. The Governors of the South West Schools’ Federation (CM, Woolacombe and Bampton) have been looking for ways to help our schools strengthen their positions in the future. Monday 15th January is the beginning of a 6 week consultation to discuss Combe Martin Primary School becoming an Academy and joining a Multi Academy Trust made up of five other local schools – St. Helen’s C. of E. (VA) Primary School, Woolacombe National Support & Teaching School, Bampton C. of E. (VA) Primary School, Dolton C. of E. (VA) Primary School & The Clinton C. of E. (VA) Primary School. All of the schools will be converting to an academy in the same way CMPS will be. We expect this to happen in the Spring Term 2018. Please read the frequently asked questions on the Consultation Page and either attend one of the consultation meetings or send in your views as described in the letters. The Governors would love to hear your views.