Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils
I am delighted to confirm that the school's submission to form a multi-academy trust with Solent Infant School and Solent Junior School has been successful. Confirmation was received from the Department for Education at the very end of last week; and since 01st April the school has officially been operating under the governance of The De Curci Trust's charitable company.
In a letter to the Trust the Rt Hon Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, writes, 'Academies form an integral part of the Government's education policy to raise attainment for all children. I am delighted that Springfield School recognises the benefits academy status will bring'.
Derek Good, who for many years was Chair of Governors at Springfield School is now the Chair of Trustees for The De Curci Trust. Alan Cufley has been elected as the Chair of Governors for Springfield's local governing body.
The De Curci Trust extends its thanks to colleagues who have worked very hard to ensure that the conversion has taken place successfully. We look forward to working with colleagues across the Trust to the benefit of all pupils in the three schools.
Sara Spivey, Headteacher