Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sponsored Academy agreed for Culverhay

The Government have approved a proposal for Culverhay School to become a Sponsored Academy. The news follows Bath & North East Somerset Council cancelling the closure notice for the school, deciding that there should be co-education provision on the site, and supporting the desire of the Governing Body of Culverhay to become an Academy.

Cabot Learning Federation had already been selected by the Council and the School Governors as the Academy sponsor to bring expertise to raise standards and enable Culverhay to share in services, training and support in a more cost-effective way.

The Cabot Learning Federation has a successful local network of academies in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. Culverhay will be paired with one of the Federation’s schools which has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED.

Twerton Councillor Gerry Curran who is Chair of Governors, said, "I am delighted by the Minister's announcement. Culverhay has been working closely with the Cabot Learning Federation this year on our development priorities and we have already agreed with the Federation to continue this support in 2011/12. We have already benefited significantly from the Federation's expertise and track record in transforming standards. I am confident that with the Federation as our sponsor, we can achieve our long held aspiration to become an outstanding co-educational school for the local community."