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St Mary Cray Primary Academy is part of The Spring Partnership Trust, alongside Elmstead Wood Primary School, Midfield Primary School, Leesons Primary School and Hayes Primary School. The Spring Partnership Trust Board sets the strategic direction of the Trust and oversees the Finance and Resources Committee (FARCO), which is responsible for the finances and resources of all the schools in the Trust, and the Achievement and Curriculum Committee (ACC) which monitors the progress and attainment of all pupils. 

Further information on the responsibilities of the Trust Board and its committees can be found by following this link to The Spring Partnership Trust website

Each school within the Trust has a Local Advisory Council (LAC). The primary focus of LACs is the best interests of pupils within their school and the wider Trust; in particular their welfare, progress and attainment.  They do this by:

• Sharing with the Headteacher and, as necessary, the CEO and Trustees the needs and views of their school community (including pupils, parents, staff and the local community).

• Supporting their school and other schools in the Trust through promotion of the Trust’s values and priorities within the school and its community.

Although Local Advisory Councils do not have legal responsibilities, they are a crucial channel of communication between their headteacher and the wider school community.

The LACs are made up of representatives from the school community, including parents, staff, and the local community. They meet at least once a term.

The Headteacher and the Trust are responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Trust Board.  

We welcome enquiries from anyone who is interested in finding out more about being involved in local governance. Whilst we sometimes look for some specific expertise, individuals without this should also consider joining us since training will be provided from the Trust and a lack of knowledge should not be a barrier for people willing to become involved with their school community and help us in this very important work.  Please complete the form below (saved as both a PDF and a Word file) if you would like to apply.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Any letters for the attention of the LAC should be addressed to the Clerk to the Local Advisory Council, St Mary Cray Primary Academy, High Street, St Mary Cray, Orpington, BR5 4AR or via email at: