Axia Learning Alliance Consultation


Collaboration, Innovation, Community

Following a great deal of consideration of the options available to us, the Governing Body of Tarleton Community Primary School is considering setting up a formal partnership with Penwortham Broad Oak Primary School and Lostock Hall Community Primary School.  In order to do this we would be changing from being a community school to a foundation school.  The partnership would be called Axia Learning Alliance and be established as a Co-operative Trust.   For clarity, this is not an Academy Model or Multi Academy Trust.

In addition, the following schools would also be founding partners:

Bamber Bridge St Aidan’s CE Primary School; and

New Longton All Saint’s CE Primary School.


Consultation Update


The consultation occurs in two parts. 


Part One of the consultation ran over a 4 week period from the 4th November 2020 to the 2nd December 2020.  The consultation collected the views of staff, pupils, trade unions and parents/carers as well as the wider community for each of the three schools via online meetings (due to the pandemic) and the opportunity for responses via an e-form.  The responses were presented to the governors of each school in a joint meeting with the governors having the opportunity to consider the information and ask any questions.


Please read the Consultation Report below:

Following the meeting, the governors of each school met separately and have made the decision that they are happy, having listened to the views, to proceed to Part Two of the consultation which will run for a further four weeks from Tuesday 5th January 2021 to Tuesday 2nd February 2021. 

The school is therefore issuing the following statutory notice which can be responded to:

Please read this in conjunction with the Statutory Proposal below:

Following this the Governing Bodies will meet again to further consider the proposals The Governing Bodies may decide to:


  1. Modify the proposal in the light of suggestions made during consultation and, if the changes are   significant, consult on the changes.
  2. Defer the proposals to another time.
  3. Decide to remain as a community school without any changes.
  4. Convert to a foundation school and acquire a trust.


The proposed implementation date is 1st April 2021.