Fingers crossed for DfE interview news!

Our application to the Department for Education (DfE) to open Christ Church C of E Secondary Academy was submitted on 28th September and we are now waiting to hear whether we have been shortlisted for an interview.

DfE interviews will take place in the New Year and are the next stage of the process, providing the opportunity to discuss our proposal in depth. Meanwhile, we have been busy having ‘mock’ interviews with Place Group, our advisers who have successfully guiding over 60 free schools in pre and post-opening phases, to ensure that we are fully prepared should we be successful at this stage.

We have been delighted with the support for Christ Church C of E Secondary Academy and feel that we submitted a strong application that positively demonstrated parental and community support, the type of school we will provide, the school’s ethos and the capability of our team.

We are continuing to collect registrations of support for Christ Church C of E Secondary Academy, as we need to evidence at the interview that we have continued and growing support for the school from prospective parents and members of the local community.

If you have not yet registered your support for Christ Church C of E Secondary Academy, please complete our short online form.

Please help us continue to spread the word about Christ Church C of E Secondary Academy and also encourage your friends to register their support as every name counts!

Thank you as always for your fantastic support and we will keep you updated.