Academy Consultation -

Links to documents are at the bottom of this page.


Proposal for Sholden CE Primary School to convert to Academy status as a part of the Deal Education Alliance for Learning Trust which is a formalisation of a current collaboration with Deal Learning Alliance.

Proposal and Invitation - Please see a copy of letter provided to parents/carers on 25th April 2018.

The proposal letter also invites parents/carers to email us with any questions or comments, or to complete the green consultation form which was attached and return to the school.


Parent/Carer Presentation and question and answer session 14th May 2018

Please see copy of Governors’ Presentation for consultation.


A total of 13 parents attended this session and a summary of the frequently asked questions both at this meeting, and also across all 7 schools in the proposal, has also been added herewith.


Parent Questions

We have already published some of the frequently asked questions on our website. Please do email in any further questions or fill in the green consultation form with your views, comments or any further questions and return to us by Friday 25th May 2018. These will also be published anonymously, with answers, on our school website.



DEALT Steering Group minutes - 15th January 2019

DEALT Steering Group minutes - 5th February 2019

DEALT Full Governing Body - 27th February 2019




The Articles of Association for the proposed DEALT MAT are now available via the below link.  These follow a model set by the Department for Education and have been drawn up by our solicitors and approved by the DFE, the Steering Group and the Diocese. 

It is not possible to amend them but our project manager Adrian Smith will be at Tuesday's meeting, 25th September at Deal Parochial 6.30pm, to clarify any points that parents wish to raise. 

Please note:  This is a Company document and therefore refers to Directors and not to Trustees.

The articles follow a model set by the DfE which has been updated periodically.  DfE do not update numbering when they do so – hence the article numbers which appear as “Not used”