William Stockton Primary is currently a Local Authority Maintained school. During the past year the Governing Body started to think about whether there would be a benefit if the school was converted into an Academy, and a working group of governors was set up to explore the issue. At the Full Governing Body meeting before Christmas 2015, a preliminary application was lodged with the Department for Education.


The DfE has now approved the school’s application and the Governing Body wishes to move forward with a formal consultation with parents, staff and other people who have an interest in the school.


The school is not yet fully committed to the process of conversion, and obtaining the views and support of ‘stakeholders’ is important to us. The school therefore has put together an information pack and we would like to invite all parents and carers to get in touch with their views and questions over the next few weeks.


The only way William Stockton Primary School is currently able to become a Academy is to join or form a Multi Academy Trust with a group of like-minded other schools. The Governing Body have decided that the best way forward is to create a new Multi Academy Trust, as an equal partner, with Wimboldsley Primary School, a school in Cheshire West that William Stockton has already formed strong links with.


This page contains Frequently Asked Questions document.


The consultation closed at 12 noon on 1st April 2016.


If you would like a hard copy of any of the documents on this page, please call in at the school office and copies will be printed for you.


The Leadership Team and Governors at school believe that, far from changing the school, forming an Academy is the best way of protecting our values and ethos against future change.  The school has made great strides since our last Ofsted inspection, and we believe that William Stockton will continue working towards our objective of becoming an “Outstanding” school.



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William Stockton Primary School

Heathfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 8DH

0151 3551650

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