We are thinking of moving to Little Chalfont, this is also the nearest school to the property we like. I called the academy today (formerly Bell Lane) and she said that nursery and reception share a class, Y1 and Y2 share a class as to 3&4 and then years 5 & 6. She was very friendly but did not seem to know how the classes were taught when I asked her how they teach two different year groups in one class.
I am hoping to call Bucks CC tomorrow and they should know more.
The school is sponsored by e-act. Executive Principal is also head teacher at Amersham School which has improved considerably under her leadership. Admissions are increasing and I have heard that there is now a waiting list in certain years. I think this is the start of something exciting.
The DfE data on it make it out to be a very low attaining school. 83% achieving Level 3 or below in wiritng and not a single soul achieving a Level 5 in anything is pretty bad. I expect academy status has been forced.
I don't know anything about the forced academy conversion process but I know schools fear it and (for better or worse) this will be a school under serious pressure to improve.
Hi there, we are considering moving to Little Chalfont but would only be in the catchment of the new e-act academy on Bell Lane (formerly Bell Lane combined school). Does anyone know how it is currently going in its new academy format? Many thanks in advance for replies.