Consultation has begun over proposals for Nelson Primary School to become an academy and to join the Waldegrave Trust.

By doing so, Waldegrave School in Twickenham will be able to share resources and expertise with the primary school.

A consultation document has been distributed to parents, staff, local schools and pre-schools, the council and trade unions.

Meetings have been arranged for parents and staff at Nelson Primary School as part of the process.

The consultation runs until October 25.

Responses can be made online on either school’s website or by email to