After working successfully together for a significant period of time, the governors of Arbourthorne and Gleadless Primary schools took the decision to come together under a more formalised arrangement. The Arbourthorne and Gleadless Primary Schools Federation was established, after consultation, and came into effect as of 1st September 2015.
The schools in the Federation are governed collectively under a single governing body, made up of representatives of both schools and their communities. Although there is only one governing body each school in the Federation retains its own separate legal identity in terms of its school category, ethos and budget. The objective of the governing body is to work together, drawing on the strengths each school has for the collective benefit of all pupils and their communities.
Our coming together has been mutually beneficial for all concerned.