John Mason School converted to an Academy on 1st February 2014. We are still known as John Mason School. A new Trust Board has taken over all responsibility for running the school. The John Mason Academy Trust was formed from the previous school governing body.
Academy schools provide a different form of governance for a school, funded directly by the Department for Education and not the local authority. Greater financial control will put us on a surer financial footing to provide the very best education for all our students and for children in Abingdon and the surrounding areas.
Being an academy does not change the joint partnership work by all three secondary schools and the college in the Abingdon Consortium and the wider partnership of primary schools, in their shared commitment to the education of all our children. JMS governors reaffirmed our commitment to the partnerships and to ensure equality and inclusive education remains at the heart of the school’s vision and values.
Conversion to an academy school does not have any effect on those children applying for admission as the Board will abide by the Admissions Code and applications will still be made through Oxfordshire County Council.