On Tuesday 22nd February the Regional School’s Commissioner (RSC) approved the proposal to bring together Ark Burlington Danes Primary and Ark Swift Primary Academies in September 2023. Until that point both schools will continue to operate as they currently do for the next 18 months.
The name for the merged school is being considered as part of the overall EdCity development and will be confirmed before the Easter break.
Feedback to the proposal was received from a range of parents, staff and governors and different opinions were expressed, but the RSC recognised that difficult decisions were having to be made in light of the significant decline in pupil numbers in the borough.
Parent information sessions for current parents are being held on:
• 31st March, 9am – Swift
• 31st March, 3.30pm - BDA