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High Littleton Primary School: Possible Federation
March 2014

MIDSOMER NORTON – The governing body of High Littleton Church of England Primary School today announced that it expects to convert to Academy status and join the Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership Multi Academy Trust in time for the new academic year.

Announcing the decision, Stuart Warrener, Chair of the Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership Trust said “the directors of the Partnership are delighted to welcome High Littleton C. of E. Primary school and look forward to working closely with its staff and governors as they continue to offer children in our community the best possible start to their education."

High Littleton C.of E. Primary School was judged to be “Outstanding” in its recent Ofsted inspection.

Confirming the decision, Sharon Wiseman, High Littleton’s Chair of Governors commented “congratulations to the children, our head teacher, Gareth Griffiths, all the staff, governors and parents who have all contributed towards High Littleton achieving such a wonderful Ofsted result. We now feel very strongly that a partnership with our secondary schools can only be of great benefit to the well-being and the education of our children, and the long term future of our school.”

What Is The Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership?

Norton Hill School, Somervale School and the Midsomer Norton Sixth Form collectively form the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. All three institutions are based and serve the Midsomer Norton area and its surrounding villages. Both Norton Hill & Somervale Schools are separate and have their own identity but are led by the same Headteacher, Mr Alun Williams and one Governing Body.

What Is A Federation?
A Federation is established when two or more schools agree to work together on a formal basis. Federation schools remain separate schools. They have separate budgets, have separate OFSTED Inspections and report their results separately. A “hard” Federation (like the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership) is where the schools have a single Governing Body to run both schools with the accountability for the performance of the Federation held by one Headteacher supported by a Leadership Team in each school.

A Federation enables economies of scale to be made. Leadership costs are reduced with one Headteacher to run the Federation and one Bursar to manage the finances.

The Federation Strategic Vision

To view the Strategic Vision of the Federation, please click on the image below. (This will launch a PDF).

Strategic Vision

Federation Exam Results 2013

Exam Result Press Releases - 2013:

Document Title Date
A Level Exam Results Press Release 2013 (PDF) August 2013
Federation GCSE Exam Results Press Release 2013 (PDF) August 2013

Recent Ofsted Reports & Press Releases - 2013:

Document Title Date
Somervale School Press Release February 2013
Somervale School Ofsted Report January 2013
Norton Hill School Press Release February 2013
Norton Hill School Ofsted Report January 2013

Norton Hill School
Somervale School
MSN Sixth Form