Last three secondary schools under council control in Sheffield apply to become academies

Stocksbridge High School.
Stocksbridge High School.

The final three secondary schools under control of Sheffield Council are set to become academies – pledging the move will make them even better.

King Edward VII School, High Storrs and Stocksbridge High have applied to join the Minerva Learning Trust. They will form a city-wide multi-academy trust alongside Handsworth Grange Community Sports College. The schools applied to the Regional Schools Commissioner to become academies – but a decision on the applications will not be made until after the General Election.

High Storrs School.

High Storrs School.

The schools say the move will ‘strengthen teaching and learning’.

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