Tag: academy

Meeting hears of Cockburn’s academy plans

Twenty parents and community members attended a meeting at Cockburn School to discuss the school governors’ intentions to convert the school to Academy status last night (19 October 2015). The meeting heard a presentation from Headteacher David Gurney explaining the school’s reasons for considering conversion. He stressed that the change

Updated: Cockburn set to become an academy

Cockburn School is consulting on whether to convert to become an Academy. Academies are state schools, centrally funded by the government and outside the control of the local authority. The school has received an Academy Order from the Department of Education which means the school can convert if the governing

Beeston Primary School to become an academy?

Mystery surrounds Beeston Primary School’s plans to convert from being a local authority community school to becoming an academy. The school is currently undertaking a ‘consultation’ which closes on Wednesday (15 July 2015). However, South Leeds Life has spoken to parents, councillors and the Beeston Community Forum, none of whom