Hamsterley, Rookhope, St John’s Chapel and Wearhead Primary Schools propose to federate on September 1st, 2023, in order to strengthen all schools involved. The consultation period for the proposal is from Monday 6th March- Friday 28th April 2023. This document outlines the proposal in detail. We would appreciate stakeholders’ feedback and completed response forms can be returned to any of our schools by 10am Friday 28th April. Governing bodies will not be able to consider any responses received after this deadline.