Cooperative Trust

2nd November 2018

Consultation regarding the change of status for CWCS - You will be aware that the Governing Boards of Countess Wear Community School, Clyst Heath Nursery and Community Primary School and Exeter Children’s Federation (Wynstream Primary School) have been consulting on proposals to change the three schools’ category from community to foundation, and at the same time join a charitable trust known as Exeter Learning Trust, but to be renamed Connect Trust. We need to report that at the full Governing Board meetings, held on Monday 29 October 2018, governors voted not to implement the above changes. Therefore, Countess Wear will remain as a Local Authority Maintained Community School exactly as before. The Formal Management Partnership with Clyst Heath remains in place and Governors continue to monitor the success of this as planned. You can see more information regarding this on our website.