Discover Churchward Consultation period INTRODUCTION Planning ahead The statutory consultation period will run from the 20 th November to 5 th January 2018. This document gives you more information about Churchward School and invites you to help shape its development. All ideas and comments gathered during this consultation will form part of a report which will be passed onto the Government Ministers in the Department for Education. They will take your views into account when making the decisions about the proposed Free School and whether to enter into a funding agreement which will enable Churchward School to open. The questionnaire that goes with this document has a specific question about whether you support the granting of a Funding Agreement for the foundation for this new School.