The decision to allow schools to become academies was made by the Diocese of Leeds through the Trustees. The decision to allow schools to become academies was discussed for a long time, and the decision was that in order to avoid any Catholic school in the Diocese feeling isolated, that the way forward would be to form Multi-Academy trusts across the Diocese. There are already two Multi-Academy trusts formed in Leeds Diocese.
No, not necessarily. We were considering looking at badged skirts and trousers for Year 7 next year but this has been put on hold. Uniform changes could come about without academy status. Students would be consulted on any proposals before any decisions would be made.
Each school will remain their own school but staff and students may come together for specific joint projects, training or other special occasions. It is not about all becoming one school.
It will be possible to look at new courses but at KS4 core subjects will still remain important for progression.
If the conversion takes place in the next academic year, as Year 11 students you will not see a great difference in the last few months of your time at All Saints. Younger students will see more impact later as schools in the Multi-Academy Trust start working together.