Section 10 Consultation Report

Executive Summary

Fradley Park Primary and Nursery School is a non-selective, non-denominational primary school in the pre- opening phase with a planned opening date of September 2022. The school will be part of the John Taylor MAT, a multi-academy trust that operates John Taylor High School, John Taylor Free School, Paulet High School and Kingsmead School (secondaries), together with Thomas Russell Infants Schools, Yoxall St. Peter’s CE Primary School, Rykneld Primary School, The Mosley Academy, Shobnall Primary School, Walton on Trent CE Primary School, Winshill Village Primary and Nursery School, Needwood CE Primary and All Saints’ Rangemore CE Primary, and Church Gresley Infant and Nursery School (primaries).

This report details the initial engagement with our stakeholders, as well as the formal Section 10 consultation.

Fradley Park Primary and Nursery School will offer a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum, underpinned by exceptional support, care and guidance to equip its children with the knowledge, experiences, skills and attributes to enable success into the next phase of their formal education. The school will be a learning hub for the wider community, seeking to contribute to cohesion in an area of new housing development with limited alternative local amenities.

John Taylor MAT has engaged with a wide range of stakeholders including prospective parents, local residents, and members of the local and educational community since the pre-opening phase of the proposed free school and has continued to consult with these stakeholders regularly and in a variety of ways. The initial engagement period with stakeholders commenced in Autumn 2018 when we submitted our initial application to the local authority. The S10 statutory consultation ran from 10th March 2021 to 21st April 2021, during which time formal feedback was sought. Due to national restrictions on gatherings and travel as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, this engagement was primarily via e-mail, web link, ‘Zoom’ live streamed remote online presentation and other mechanisms that ensured the compliance and safety of the public and JTMAT’s free school team. Inevitably, this has compromised some engagement, and we will look to rectify this when restrictions are lifted.

All stakeholders have responded very positively throughout this period. We would like to thank all those who have taken the time to give feedback.