Cabinet Approval of Amalgamation

Wakefield Council update to the proposed amalgamation of Mackie Hill JI School with Kettlethorpe High School to form a through school on a split site for children between the ages of 3 – 16:

A Report including a summary of the representation and a summary of Wakefield Council’s response was considered by the Council’s Cabinet at a meeting on 10 July 2018.  Cabinet agreed to the recommendation within the Report to amalgamate Mackie Hill JI School with Kettlethorpe High School.

The Secretary of State is now being asked to rescind the Academy Order for Mackie Hill JI School.  The proposal to amalgamate will not be able to be implemented until the Academy Order is rescinded.

If you require any further information please contact the Schools Organisation Team on 01924 307983 or email:

September 2018