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Academy Conversion

The Regional Schools Commissioner has approved the choice of Star Academies to become the sponsor of the school and the school will now begin the process of converting to become an academy within the Star network. You can find out more about Star here

Star is a mixed Multi-Academy Trust, running a diverse group of schools across the country. There are currently twenty-four schools within Star working together in five regions across the country known as Star Partnerships.  Star is a high achieving Multi-Academy Trust and all of the Trust’s schools that have been inspected so far by OFSTED have been judged to be outstanding.  Star schools also enjoy some of the best performance results in the DfE school league tables and, year upon year, Star pupils secure the lowest absence rates in England.  All Star schools share a commitment to a child-centred vision and focus on educational excellence, character development and service to local communities.  Star also supports many more schools and aspiring leaders through school improvement and leadership training via the Star Institute. Fearns will benefit from a national network of support, resources and opportunities, as we continue to improve educational standards for our students.


As part of the proposal to become an Academy, there is a six-week statutory consultation process in which parents, carers, staff, governors and other stakeholders are able to state their views on the proposal to convert to Academy status.

The consultation period ran from 25 September to 6 November 2018.

A consultation event was held at the school on 26 September at 6 – 7pm.

Beyond this formal consultation period, we will continue to work closely with parents, carers and the local community and welcome your on-going feedback.

Other Relevant Documentation

Parent/Carer Letter:

  • Please click here to view a letter from Star to parents of students at the school, containing information about the consultation period/process.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Please click here to view a FAQ sheet about Star Academies and Academy Conversion.