Academy Trust Consultation

North Star Federation and The Mercian Trust are consulting on the proposal for the schools of the North Star Federation (Rushall Primary School and Oakwood School, Walsall) to convert to academy status and join The Mercian Trust, a multi academy trust currently comprising of nine schools in Walsall and Sandwell.

The consultation runs from Tuesday 7 May to Friday 14 June 2024. Following the consultation, the governing body of North Star Federation and the trust board of The Mercian Trust will meet separately to consider the findings of the consultation as part of their decision-making process, prior to officially submitting any proposal to the Regional Director at the Department for Education.

For further information, please see the dedicated consultation website -


This webpage is operated by SmithGadzik, a third-party organisation, to ensure that the consultation questionnaire is processed impartially. Any data submitted will be treated in confidence and only used to contact you should you have asked a specific question for which a direct answer is requested.

Please take a minute to read the following information about the proposal: