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Changing a school's name (maintained)

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updated on 8 March 2018
School types: Maintained · School phases: All
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How do we change our school's name? It is for the governing board to agree to change its school's name and then submit a revised Instrument of Government to the local authority for approval. We summarise the guidance for doing so here.

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  1. 1 Majority vote required
  2. 2 Changing the instrument of government

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