Academy StatusStatutory Information about the Crompton House C of E School Organisation
Crompton House Church of England School converted from being a Voluntary Aided school to a Converter Academy on 17th August 2011 and as such is a limited company governed by Articles of Association, a copy of which is available to view and download below along with a copy of the Funding Agreement entered into between the School and the Secretary of State for Education on conversion.
‘Crompton House Church of England School Limited’ is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, company number 07713345
What is an Academy?
An academy is a state funded school, receiving funding directly from central government, and is outside of local authority control.
Benefits of being an Academy
The decision to convert to academy status was based on the additional freedoms that academies have, including being able to establish their own term dates, curriculum and admission arrangements. At the time of conversion there were also additional funds available for academies
Members of the Academy Trust
Academy Members are equivalent to shareholders in a company limited by shares. All academies are companies limited by guarantee and are also charities exempt from registration as a charity. Crompton House members are “guarantors” of the company and promise to pay £10 each towards any debt the company may have if it is wound up.
Members’ powers are detailed in the company’s Articles of Association. They are guardians of the Academy Trust who must ensure that the trust is acting within its objectives as defined in the Articles. They are legally accountable for the running of the school and have important powers such as the right to wind up the Academy Trust, appoint other members and appoint or remove Directors (Governors). As Crompton House is a Church of England school, our Members must also review how the academy is upholding its Christian character and Church of England ethos. It does this by requiring a report to be presented by the Headteacher at the Annual General Meeting.