Theresa welcomes more local Academy schools

Theresa May has welcomed the news that two further local schools have converted to Academy status. Cox Green School and Furze Platt Senior School have followed The Piggott School and Lowbrook Primary School to become the next schools in the Maidenhead constituency to gain Academy status, which brings with it freedom from local authority control and greater freedoms over the curriculum and finances.

Cox Green School and Furze Platt Senior School officially converted to Academy status on 1st December after entering into a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education.

Commenting, Theresa said: “I very much welcome the fact that further local schools will be converting to Academy status. This is a boost to local education and will help ensure that the local area maintains high levels of educational achievement. It is striking that over 1,000 schools across the country have now converted to Academy status. Having recently visited both Cox Green School and Furze Platt Senior School, I am sure that this development will further help them in the excellent work that they are doing.”

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