Infant/Junior Collaboration 


To offer the very best education for your child we are currently working in Collaboration with Copthorne Community Infant School.

A Collaboration is when two (or more) schools work together under the leadership of one Executive Head Teacher.

This process will support all the staff's understanding of children's development from Infant School to Junior School.  This means that the Collaboration will support all our new starters, whichever infant school that they attend.

I will be present at Leys Junior School on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at Copthorne Community Infant School on Mondays and Thursdays, but I am the Head Teacher of both schools 5 days a week.

When I am not present at Leys Junior School please contact Mrs. Lewis (Head of School).

if you have any further questions about the Collaboration please don't hesitate to contact us.

Mrs.N. J. Way


Proposal for Federation Consultation


Thank you once again for your support regarding the Collaboration.  The questionnaire that we sent out last term showed that once again you are very supportive of the Collaboration.

Due to the overwhelming support that parents, carers and staff have for the Collaboration the Governors are considering moving towards a more formal Federation from September 2018. 

Once again, this does not mean that either school will change its name or identity – the biggest change will be that there will be one Governing Body rather than two; all other arrangements will be the same as this year.  Also a Collaboration can only be in place for up to two years and a Federation is more permanent.

In order to consider a Federation there are certain formalities that need to take place.  The document below (6 week consultation document) forms part of those formalities.  Please complete the consultation form below and return by Wednesday 23rd May.

The final decision will be communicated to parents and staff by Monday 18th June ’18.

 As ever, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


 Mrs. N. J. Way

Executive Head Teacher


 Please Click here to download the Proposal for Federation Consultation Document.

A copy of the letter sent with the Proposal Document can be viewed here