Altwood School announces academy plans

Altwood School announces academy plans

John Balson

Altwood School announces academy plans

Altwood School in Maidenhead has taken the first step towards converting to academy status.

School governors announced this week they are to consult parents about the proposal, which would allow greater financial freedom and control over its curriculum and admissions.

If the Church of England school does become an academy, the Oxford diocese will nominate members to a trust which will guarantee its status as a Church school.

Headteacher Kathleen Higgins added: "We want to ensure that our young people experience the highest quality educational provision in a first class environment for learning and are of the view that conversion to academy status may ensure that this continues to be the reality."

The consultation will run for six weeks until January 13, 2012.

Comments can be sent to Altwood's governing body by email to

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