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  • Academy Information

    We became an academy as part of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust in August 2017.  

    Joining the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust offers us a number of advantages - we will be working with a group of primary schools with a shared character, either church schools, or those who have explicitly chosen to work with the church.  ODST have a programme of support including leadership networks, governor training and termly visits from advisory staff for monitoring purposes. ODST is an established MAT which means we benefit from the learning as earlier schools converted and so we feel reassured that there is a good support structure in place.  

    Choosing ODST is a choice which maintains our commitment to being a church school, allows us to continue to work in partnership with other schools, and puts in place a structure for school improvement to compliment the processes we have devised in school. Although joint working is an essential part of membership of the trust, we don't anticipate any threats to the unique character of Kidmore End, and if anything see this as an evolution of the church's role in the development of our school since its foundation.