All Saints’ Academy is set to become a Church of England school, with the Diocese of Gloucester becoming the sole sponsor of the Academy.
Currently the Academy is a jointly sponsored school between the Catholic and Anglican dioceses. Both dioceses have agreed that in order for this successful school to move forward and have the option to become part of a Multi Academy Trust, the Diocese of Clifton will withdraw its sponsorship.
Both dioceses are in full support of this decision.
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek and the Bishop of Tewkesbury the Right Revd Robert Springett said. “All Saints’ Academy provides first class facilities and education for its students and we are proud to be the sponsor. We are committed to doing all we can to enable it to continue to flourish as it serves the young people of Cheltenham and their families.
“Both dioceses have a strong desire to retain the excellent ecumenical work that has already been formed and so will continue to work in partnership to develop and nurture the Christian ethos of the Academy within the wider Christian community of Cheltenham.”
All Saints’ Academy is a Christian school committed to serving its community. Recognising the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of this community, it will continue to welcome students of all faiths or none and serve its Catholic and Anglican students in the tenets of their respective Christian traditions.
The day to day running of the school and student life will be unaffected by this change.
Arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the curriculum and collective worship will continue to enable all students to flourish and discover their full potential.
The Academy will continue to build on its vision to deliver a learning curriculum that is enriched through collaboration with their local community and local parishes, so that all students thrive and achieve their aspirations and God-given potential.