Year 3 Consultation

Dear Parents,

Please find attached a letter from Spencer Academies Trust re. our consultation to open a Year 3 class from September 2022 at Highfields Spencer Academy, Littleover.  Highfields opened in the new Highfield Estate, Littleover, Derbyshire in September 2020 with only our Nursery and Reception classes, as the intention was for us to build slowly until we reached Year 6 in September 2026. However, since we have opened we have received a number of applications and appeals for different year groups and after speaking with our community here on the estate we have decided that the best course of action is to go to consultation about whether a Year 3 class from September 2022 would be viable.

Our consultation will run from 28th June 2021 until 28th September 2021 at which point Spencer Academies Trust will review the applications and make the decision as to whether it is economically feasible for us to fund this extra year group.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me and if you know of any other parents who may be interested in this consultation please encourage them to contact Highfields or register their interest by completing the form and returning to or call us on 01332 955599.

We will be hosting a consultation open evening on Monday 20th September 2021 from 5-7pm so that families can come and have a tour of Highfields and ask any questions they might have about the consultation process.

Please book a place by emailing us with your name, email and telephone number plus the name and date of birth of your child. This way even if you are unable to attend we can add your details to the list of families who are interested in applying for Year 3 and it will be registered on our consultation list.

If for any reason we are unable to host a live event in school that evening we will host a zoom meeting at 6pm for parents to go through the consultation process and tell you a little bit more about Highfields Spencer Academy. We will contact you using the email address you provide to send the zoom details out nearer the time if needed, please follow us on Twitter @HighfieldsSpen1.

This consultation is only regarding the opening of Year 3 in September 2022. At this time there are no plans to open any other junior classes in 2022.

Yours Sincerely,

Anna Jones

Click here to download a copy of the consultation letter.