Last month the Government announced legislation which will allow the Department for Education to approve schools converting to Academy status. Schools have been invited and encouraged to register their interest. St Bartholomew’s School has been keeping abreast of this development and, as with any education initiative, the school and governors need to be fully informed. Registration of interest means that the school will receive detailed information about what Academy status means. This will enable St Bart’s to give careful consideration to what the best option might be for the school community in the future. Currently students at St Bart’s benefit from a wide range of curriculum subjects and extra curricular activities. The school is also focused on the new build and the move which takes place in October 2010. St Bart’s enjoys a very positive working relationship with the Local Authority, not only in terms of the building project, but in a wide range of contexts.