The school will be known as the Cockburn John Charles Academy and adopt a similar uniform to Cockburn, with a crested navy jumper being given free to all families.
The formal decision by the Department of Education has been delayed by the election, but both parties expect the move to be agreed and plans are in place for the changes to take effect in time for the start of term in September 2017.
Parents received a letter this week informing them of the changes. In it, outgoing Principal Graham Moffatt said:
“Given Cockburn School’s track record of excellent results they have secured for young people in the local community, both Delta CEO, Mr Paul Tarn and Mr Gurney, CEO of Cockburn MAT believe that this is the right solution and will have a positive impact on your child’s education and future potential. The model clearly works and we want all students in our community to benefit through these successful, tried and tested approaches.”
An information evening for parents takes place tomorrow (28 June 2017) at 6pm.
Read the full letter here: