Half resort schools could be academies

Barry Leyland, chairman of governors for St Mary's Catholic College and Christ The King Catholic Primary School

Barry Leyland, chairman of governors for St Mary's Catholic College and Christ The King Catholic Primary School

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Three Blackpool schools have been handed orders to convert to academy status - which could mean half of the resort’s schools will no longer be controlled by the council from September.

St Mary’s Catholic College and Christ The King and St Cuthbert’s Catholic primary schools have each been handed orders from the Department For Education after consulting with staff and families about the move at the end of 2013.

The schools intend to convert from September 1, to form the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

 

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