The Management Committee have unanimously voted for BCPRU to change its status from a Maintained PRU to become an Alternative Provision (AP) Academy, as part of a wider collection of PRUs. Having considered the alternatives, it has been decided to go into a partnership with Ellar Carr PRU, with BCPRU being the lead PRU in a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT).
Ellar Carr has the same values as BCPRU, a strong focus on pupil achievement and a proven track record of school improvement. By working in a Multi-Academy Trust with Ellar Carr, BCPRU can continue to build upon the successes it has seen in recent years and realise its ambition to support others to improve their practice for the benefit of the young people of Bradford.
BCPRU has applied for an Academy Order and is in consultation with pupils, parents, staff and the wider community. Successful conversion will remain subject to a considerable amount of scrutiny, known as due diligence, by the DfE who will need to approve the proposals.