Shinfield Infant and Nursery School

Statement for The Circle Trust website relating to Shinfield Infant consultation

Following careful consideration, the Governing Body of Shinfield Infant and Nursery School, has formally and unanimously resolved that their school should consult with all stakeholders to becoming an Academy with the intention to join The Circle Trust.

Chris Young, Chair of Governors of Shinfield Infants said:

“The Governors, with the school’s Senior Management Team, have spent more than a year visiting and talking with a variety of academy  trusts, to sort out which will help us to provide the best future for the children in Shinfield. We were very pleased to find that the ethos and vision of The Circle Trust coincides with that of Shinfield Infant and Nursery School and we look forward to fully developing our partnership with the Trust, to the benefit of staff and pupils.”

Andrew Beckett, Chair of Trustees of The Circle Trust said:

“We are delighted that Shinfield Infant and Nursery School wishes to join our Trust.  Shinfield Infant and Nursery School brings expertise and experience to enrich our partnership of schools.  This is an important step in the planned development of our Trust, bringing together a community of local schools that want to collaborate for the benefit of children and young people in Wokingham and the surrounding area.”

Further information can be found in the consultation at Shinfield Infant and Nursery School’s website

If you wish to give your views or comments on the proposal, please do so by Monday 25th June 2018 as set out in the consultation documents and/or by:

Writing to: Ginny Rhodes, Executive Headteacher, The Circle Trust either by email at or you may also make representations to the Education Funding Agency, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT.

Update February 2018

The formal consultation for Shinfield Infant and Nursery School has now been completed and we are very pleased to share that there was overwhelming support from all stakeholders for this school to convert and join The Circle Trust.  Both the school and the Trust now await the official academy orders!