Lighthouse Federation Letter

Dear Parents/Carers


The Governing Bodies of both Sunshine Infant and Nursery and Blakenall Heath Junior School have voted to open up a consultation on joining the Lighthouse Federation from September 2023.


The consultation period runs from 13th June 2023 to 25th July 2023. During this time all stakeholders, including parents/carers and staff will have the opportunity to raise any concerns regarding this proposal.


The Consultation Document that outlines what a federation means for the school, the pupils and for you as parents/carers can be found on the school website. If you are unable to access this a copy will be available for you to read at the school office.


The main points from this document are:


  • Blakenall will remain Blakenall – unique, special and meeting the needs of our children and our families
  • The Headteacher remains the same
  • The staff remain the same
  • The curriculum will remain the same
  • The uniform remains the same


The pandemic affected every school in the country. The federation intends to bring expertise and best practice to supporting all pupils in the federation in the next steps of their education following the disruptive impact of the pandemic. Through sharing the expertise, advice and support of other schools we believe that Blakenall Heath Junior can continue to provide the brightest of futures for our pupils.


A meeting for parents/carers will be held at Blakenall Heath Junior School on Tuesday 20th June at 2.00pm. During this meeting Mr. Paul Drew, the Chief Operating Officer of the Lighthouse Federation (Executive Headteacher) will answer any questions or concerns that you may have regarding this decision.


Yours sincerely


Mrs M Harris