SDBE Multi Academy Trust


The decision has been made to join the SDBE MAT by the Governors of St Stephen's. A copy of the letter sent to all stakeholders can be found here.


The Governing Body’s priority is to enable St Stephen’s to continue to provide an excellent education for our children while protecting the school’s role at the heart of our community and retaining its unique qualities and strengths.


A period of formal consultation was held. Please click here for more information.


Minutes from the Formal Consultation Information Evening on the 27th April 2017


Consultation Process


28th March 2017

Full consultation period commences.


3rd May 2017

Views from the consultation will be considered by Governors and the decision as to whether to proceed or not will be made.

1st September 2017

If the decision is to proceed, it is anticipated that the school will open as an Academy on 1st September 2017.


Parents and students are assured that students’ education will not be affected during this period.