Armfield Academy Questionnaire
We would like to hear your views....
Fylde Coast Academy Trust has agreement from the DfE to develop an all-through primary/secondary Free School with a nursery in the South area of Blackpool, on the site of the former Arnold School. The school will be named Armfield Academy and will open in 2018 with Nursery, Reception and Year 7 children, increasing year by year - offering places to children in South Blackpool and neighbouring localities in Lytham St Anne’s.
The vision for this school....
‘to bring expertise from the FCAT ‘family’ of schools in order to provide the community of Blackpool and Lytham St Anne’s with a high quality, high performing school in which every child really matters and which takes all of its children through to being young adults.’

‘to be a school for all children irrespective of culture, ethnicity, background and ability and to have an ethos based on the traditional core values of Pride, Ambition, Respect, Resilience, Integrity, and Excellence which underpin each of FCAT’s academies.’

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1. Which of the following best describes you?
2. Given the growing pressure on school places in Blackpool and the Fylde, do you agree that there is a need for Armfield Academy in the South area of Blackpool?
3. Do you agree to our entering into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State to open the FCAT Free School?
4. Do you agree with the vision and ethos for Armfield Academy?
5. Do you agree that this is a suitable location for a new school?
6. Armfield Academy is to be built on the site of the previous Arnold School in South Shore. Are you in favour of the redevelopment of this vacant site?
7. Have you had sight of the proposed plans for the Armfield Academy building?
If Yes to question 7, answer questions 8 - 9. If not - please move to question 9
8. Where practical, every attempt will be made to refurbish some of the more functioning parts of the original Arnold School buildings. However, many of them are in a derelict state – including one or two ‘locally listed’ ones – and we propose replacing these. Would you be in favour of this?
9. We would welcome your comments on the plans for the construction of Armfield Academy. Enter comments below:
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10. Would you like to receive regular updates on the progress of the free school?
11. If Yes, please enter your email address below:
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Please add any further comments about the development of Armfield Academy if you wish:
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Consultation Events
For further information about the plans for Armfield Academy and to offer your views, please note the following consultation events which will be taking place in the coming weeks:
Monday 8th May 2017, 6.30pm until 8.00pm, Burlington Pub (Lytham Road)
Purpose: To share the vision and ethos of Armfield Academy and to speak about the proposed plans for the academy construction.

(light refreshments provided)

From Saturday 22nd April 2017 for 2 weeks, Solaris Centre (South Promenade Blackpool)
Purpose: For the proposals for construction of Armfield Academy to be on display and to provide an opportunity for feedback.
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