Our Vision

Learning for life - together we discover, nurture, achieve and shine.

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Respect, Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reflectiveness

Latest NMR School Calendar Events

Red Nose Day - non uniform wear red24Mar2017

To help support this worthwhile charity, we are inviting pupils and staff to donate £1.00 and wear something red for the day.

Woodwind lessons24Mar2017

8:30 am - 11:00 am @ The Hollow

Music lessons provided by Berkshire Maestros Visit their website for more information. Timetable changes weekly so that pupils miss a different lesson each week. Timetable and exact term dates will be emailed to parents at the beginning of each term.

WASMA Concert26Mar2017

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Hexagon Theatre, Reading

Pupils from the NMR choir will be performing.

French club - Beginners in Years 1 &228Mar2017

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm @ Library

French club for beginners in years 1&2 Contact: Benoit-Vincent Lefebvre Tel: 01344 360 408 / BVl1@hotmail.co.uk

Brass music lessons28Mar2017

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm @ The Hollow

Music lessons provided by Berkshire Maestros Visit their website for more information. Timetable changes weekly so that pupils miss a different lesson each week. Timetable and exact term dates will be emailed to parents at the beginning of each term.

Calendars page(s): NMR School Calendar >>

Conversion of Nine Mile Ride to an Academy

As we have previously mentioned in newsletters the Governing Body has been exploring the opportunity for Nine Mile Ride to convert to an Academy.  The option of academisation has been open to all schools for some considerable time and we believe it the right moment for us to take this step.

No doubt you are aware that some schools have already converted to be standalone academies in the local area.  Nine Mile Ride Primary School is keen to work in partnership with other local schools and we are proposing joining with St Crispin’s School as the founder schools in the creation of an all-through Multi Academy Trust (MAT).  Both our schools are rated as Good by Ofsted with outstanding leadership and management which gives us a strong foundation. The founding principle of our partnership is focused on setting structures to provide the very best educational opportunities and outcomes for all pupils by drawing on expertise across the educational phases.  A key principle of this Trust will be to allow both schools and any future schools who join to retain and celebrate their own unique identity and ethos.  There is no current intention to exercise the freedoms offered to Academies such as altering timing or patterns of school holidays, nor will there be any substantial change regarding the admission arrangement of either school.  In both schools the establishment of the MAT will allow us to continue our pursuit of excellence whilst protecting us from the worst effects of austerity.

As part of the decision making process, both Governing Bodies are committed to undertaking full consultation with our stakeholders and will take their views into account before any final decision is made. The purpose of this announcement is, therefore, to introduce the proposals to you, signpost you to where you can find additional information and explain how you can take part in the consultation.

We have prepared a frequently asked questions page, which explains about the practical and legal changes.   In addition, you are warmly welcome to attend an open meeting on Tuesday 21st March at 7pm in our Hall where we will take the opportunity to provide a short presentation outlining the proposal and followed by an open session where we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  The presentation may be viewed here.

The formal consultation process begins today 6th March 2017 and will conclude by 31st March 2017.  Stakeholders can contribute comments via our bespoke consultation email; comments will also be gathered and recorded from the open meeting.  The consultation email address is: marchconsultation@ninemileride.wokingham.sch.uk

 

We are very pleased to share this new development with you and we are keen to hear your thoughts and opinions as part of the consultation process.

What happens next?

The consultation period will run from 6th March 2017 to 31st March 2017.  The Governing Body will consult with all our combined stakeholders including:

  • Parents/Carers
  • Staff
  • Wokingham Local Authority
  • Finchampstead Parish Council
  • Local cluster primary schools

How can I make my views known as part of the consultation?

You are invited to submit your comments and views using the following e-mail marchconsultation@ninemileride.wokingham.sch.uk 

Further information generally on Academies provided by the DfE can be found on:

https://www.gov.uk/types-of-school/academies

Finally

We feel it is important to emphasise the distinctiveness of the Multi Academy Trust proposal. It is underpinned by a commitment to work for the good of all the schools, to ensure that none are left in a vulnerable position and our individual identity, characteristics and ethos are maintained and strengthened.

Furthermore, our schools will maintain their commitment to working with others within and beyond our local area for the benefit of all concerned. The freedoms that Academy status will bring would be major factors in enabling our schools to continue to provide the best possible education for our young people and to serve our wider local community. 

 

Andrew Beckett                                              Ali Brown

Chair of Governors                                         Headteacher

 

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