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Daventry Hill School Expansion - Updated 16/6/2021

I am writing on behalf of the governing body of Daventry Hill School, and the Trustees of Creating Tomorrow Multi Academy Trust, to inform you of the proposal to increase the student capacity at Daventry Hill.

The leadership team of Daventry Hill, and the Trust, have been working with the local authority to accept a growing number of students however, Daventry Hill is only funded for a capacity of 175 number of students, however the Local Authority have asked the school to admit an additional 23 students, taking the number up to 198.

To officially increase the capacity of numbers at Daventry Hill School we need to apply to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), government department, and undertake a period of consultation with stakeholders. This will enable the school to be funded for the additional places.

This year Daventry Hill has 170 students, and for September 2021 the local authority has asked the school to take in an additional number of students, taking the number on roll to 198. This will mean that Daventry Hill will have 23 students above their funding agreement, and forcing the school to stretch its budget beyond capacity.

The trust is applying to the ESFA for a capacity of 200, which the leadership team at Daventry Hill feel is manageable considering the space in specific year groups and the school.

Our consultation process begins Tuesday 25th May 2021 and ends on Tuesday 6th July 2021.

Please read through the attached document and complete the form adding any comments you wish. Please return all replies, either by email with the subject header “Daventry Hill School Consultation”, or in a sealed envelope marked “Daventry Hill School Consultation” to the Daventry Hill School office (Daventry Hill School, Ashby Road, Daventry, NN11 0QE). These must be received by no later than 5pm Tuesday 6th July 2021.

I would also like to invite you to a consultation event about the proposals.

Consultation Event — Thursday 24th June 2021 

Due to the recent announcement from the Prime Minister postponing the planned easing of the Covid19 roadmap we have made adaptions to the delivery of this event to support safety for all. 

Following a risk assessment, we will now be delivering sessions to small groups on site and admittance will be on a first come, first served booking basis. These sessions will last for 30 minutes and start at 3:15pm & 4:15pm.  

The sessions will include a presentation and the ability to ask questions. 

If you would like to attend one of the face to face sessions please email your request to with subject header 'DHS Consultation Event' stating which event you would like to attend and how many people.

Please note due to current restrictions spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To make the event more accessible for those who may not be able to make it into Daventry Hill School, and In the event of demand being above the numbers that we can safely admit, the sessions will also be held via zoom (these sessions will be recorded, so they can be shared on our website).

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, either face to face or by zoom, next week.

The trustees of Creating Tomorrow Multi Academy Trust will inform you of the outcome of the overall consultation.

I hope that you are able to attend one of our events, however in any case please do not hesitate to contact either the school or myself if you would like to discuss this in further detail.

Yours Faithfully

Ian McAllister — Chair of Governors (Daventry Hill School)

Gareth Ivett — Headteacher (Daventry Hill School)

Jeannette Payne — Chair of Trustees (Creating Tomorrow)

Kevin Latham — Chief Executive Officer (Creating Tomorrow)


Updated 16/6/2021