Academy Conversion


Academy Conversion

The Regional Schools Commissioner has approved the choice of Star Academies to become the sponsor of the school and the school will now begin the process of converting to become an academy within the Star network. You can find out more about Star here

Star is a mixed Multi-Academy Trust, running a diverse group of schools across the country. There are currently 28 schools within Star working together in five regions across the country known as Star Partnerships. Star is a high achieving Multi-Academy Trust. Star schools also enjoy some of the best performance results in the DfE school league tables and, year upon year, Star pupils secure the lowest absence rates in England. All Star schools share a commitment to a child-centred vision and focus on educational excellence, character development and service to local communities. Star also supports many more schools and aspiring leaders through school improvement and leadership training via the Star Institute. Starbank will benefit from a national network of support, resources and opportunities, as we continue to improve educational standards for our students.

Starbank School Favicon Consultation

As part of the proposal to become an Academy, there is a six-week statutory consultation process in which parents, carers, staff, members of the IEB and other stakeholders are able to state their views on the proposal to convert to Academy status.

The consultation period runs from Thursday 28th November 2019 to Friday 10th January 2020, and there are a number of ways in which you can contribute.

There will be a series of consultation events at Starbank School on Monday 2nd December 2019 where parents and families will be able to find out more information, ask questions and express their views. The events will take place at the three school sites. Parents should attend the event taking place at the school site their child attends. If you have children who attend school at more than one site, there is no need to attend each event, though parents are of course welcome.

Hob Moor Road Site

Monday 2nd December 2019 9.15am – 10.00am

Hob Moor Road, Birmingham
B10 9BT

Bierton Road Site

Monday 2nd December 2019 1.30pm – 2.10pm

Bierton Road,
B25 8PY

Starbank Road Site

Monday 2nd December 2019 2.30pm – 3.10pm

Starbank Road, Birmingham
B10 9LR

We have also prepared a consultation document and accompanying questionnaire, which invites your opinion on the Academy conversion and Star’s sponsorship. You can download the consultation document here.

When the questionnaire is completed, please return it to: Projects Unit, Star Academies, Shadsworth Road, Blackburn BB1 2HT or via email to:

Beyond this formal consultation period, we will continue to work closely with parents, carers and the local community and welcome your on-going feedback.

Consultation Document and Questionnaire

Statutory Public Consultation for
Starbank School Academy Conversion

Starbank School Favicon Other Relevant Documentation

Parent/Carer Letter

Please click here to view a letter from Star to parents of students at the school, containing information about the consultation period/process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to view a FAQ sheet about Star Academies and Academy Conversion.