Worthing High academy status one step closer

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A CAMPAIGN group said it would continue to fight Worthing High School’s plans to become an academy after the proposal moved a step forward.

On Friday, August 17, Worthing High School confirmed the Department for Education ((DFE) had given the school the Secretary of State’s agreement, in principle, for conversion to academy status.

The school said it was now aiming to become a converter academy by November 1, this year.

The school’s spokeswoman, in a press release, added: “Conversion to an academy will only take place after the funding agreement and articles of association of the new academy trust have been approved by the DFE.

“Our formal staff TUPE consultation process will commence at the start of autumn term.”

However, Sarah Maynard, from the Worthing High Academy Action Group, said the school would still have to “jump through hoops” before it could become an academy.

For the full story, read the Worthing Herald tomorrow, Thursday, August 23.