FAQ’s

Glebe Farm School will actively seek to be a positive, responsible and impactful part of its local, regional, national and global communities in all its activities.

Locally, the school site itself will offer many opportunities for individuals and local community groups to access high-quality facilities and spaces for activities throughout evenings and weekends.

The school will host community events and is privileged to recognise its opportunity to contribute to the new and existing residential communities in the area.

As part of the governance structure of IFtL, a key responsibility of the Governing Body of Glebe Farm School will be to continuously examine “the position of the school within its wider community and how the school contributes positively to this” reflecting its unceasing commitment to this.

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Glebe Farm School is proposed as an academy and part of a Multi-Academy Trust, what does that mean?

Academies are state-funded schools, receiving funding directly from the government to provide education.  They do not charge fees for education provision.  Academies have some additional areas of autonomy such as their curriculum and setting of own terms dates, however follow the same rule as all other state schools on admissions, special educational needs provision and exclusions, which are subject to inspections by Ofsted and their students sit the national examinations.

Multi-Academy Trusts are charities that have responsibility for running a number of academies.  They cannot, as charities, be run for financial profit and any surplus must be reinvested in the Trust.  By working in partnership with each other, the schools within a Trust can share best practice, expertise and resources, working together to deliver the best outcomes for all pupils within all schools.  There is shared accountability for standards across the Trust; all schools within support each other and the Trust is accountable for the success of them all.

What does it mean to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education?

When an academy trust enters into a Funding Agreement for each of its schools, they effectively enter into a contract between themselves and the Secretary of State for Education. This contract is how academies are held accountable to the Department for Education.

Will Glebe Farm School be inspected by Ofsted?

Yes. The school will be subject to inspection in the same way as other schools. All new schools are also inspected by Ofsted prior to the school opening and receive ongoing scrutiny from the Department for Education.

 

How will the school be held accountable?

The school will be overseen by a Local Governing Body who will be accountable to the Board of Trustees of IFtL. In addition, the school will be accountable to the Secretary of State for Education through the terms of its Funding Agreement. The school will, of course, be held responsible for providing a positive impact to pupils, parents/carers and the wider community.

 

What will the parking and access in the area look like?

IFtL will be working closely with Milton Keynes Council on the procedure and upkeep of the school travel plan for Glebe Farm School. We recognise there will be increased traffic to the school in peak drop off and pick up times. There are a total of 298 parking spaces for the site, which is split into:

  • 125 visitor/drop off spaces; and
  • 173 staff parking spaces.

Our main access will be off Burney Drive.

We want to be supportive members of the community and will be working hard to build relationships.

 

Where can I get updates on the build and progress?

You can read about the project and its positive effect on the community, and track progress as it happens through Morgan Sindall Construction here.