What is being proposed?  

For a number of years now, Haybrook College Trust has been delivering the education for around 30 Post 16 learners, via a commissioning agreement with Slough Pitstop Project. These learners are primarily based at The Gateway provision but also utilise the vocation provisions: motor mechanics, construction and catering at Kitchen Craft.   Haybrook College Trust has been responsible for all aspects of education across The Gateway and the vocational centres and was instrumental in Slough Pitstop Project obtaining ‘good’ in all areas in its latest Ofsted inspection 

It is our proposal that the contract with the Department for Education for these learners is transferred to Haybrook College Trust, allowing us to assume full responsibility for the education of these post 16 learners and allowing Slough Pitstop Project charity board to focus on its core purpose of raising funds to support the project.  

We would therefore like to consult with everyone associated with both Haybrook College Trust and Slough Pitstop Project, including local schools and colleges, neighbouring local authorities and community members, on this matter. It is important to us to consult all of the people associated with both the Post-16 and vocational settings before any final decisions are made.  

What will change? 

It is our intention that minimal change will be observed in the day to day operation of the provision as the it is currently run and managed by Haybrook College Trust staff. The major change will be in the governance of the provision, which will transfer to Haybrook College Trust thus allowing the Slough Pitstop Project board on concentrate on their core function of running the charity.  

How to take part in the public consultation? 

The public consultation formally opened on 11th March 2019 and will remain open for 4 weeks, closing on 7th April 2019 

There are two ways to take part: 

  • Complete our online form by visiting the Survey Monkey link below: 

  • Send us your observations, suggestions or any other comments by email to: 

An opportunity to meet us  

We are committed to involving everyone associated with both Haybrook College Trust and Slough Pitstop Project in this consultation. I will be chairing a public information session alongside representatives from Slough Pitstop Project on the following dates: 

  • Thursday 28th March 4pm –7pm at Haybrook College, 112 Burnham Lane, Slough SL1 6LZ. 

Once we have reviewed your feedback, we will be releasing a post-consultation report on 15th April 2019. The report will include our response to public feedback as well as an outline of our final proposals. Please note that the final decision on the amalgamation will be made by the Department for Education.  

Your opportunity to tell us what you think 

This public consultation is your chance to tell us what you think about our proposed plans. It’s also an opportunity to tell us if you feel we’re missing anything or if we haven’t given a particular issue enough thought. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for taking part. For further information on the process or if you have any questions, please contact us via 


Kind regards,  


Jamie Rockman 

Executive Headteacher 

Haybrook College Trust