Carlisle School Academy plan launched


CARLISLE advisor hopes academy status will help raise standards and benefit children

St Cuthbert Catholic Community School in Carlisle has just been given the green light to become an academy.

It was announced yesterday by MP John Stevenson, who explained that the Department of Education had agreed on funding for the academy.

Councilor Jo Ellis-Williams said, “If it benefits the students, I totally agree. If that helps raise standards, so much the better.

“Before, I was against academies, but I work in an academy now and it’s great. If all parents and staff are happy, that’s a good thing.

The school, based on Victoria Road in Botcherby, says its mission is to provide local families with an education in which every child is cared for and taught well to enable them to reach their full potential in all they do. .

John Stevenson, the city’s Conservative MP, announced that he had received confirmation from the Education Department that a funding agreement for St Cuthbert’s Catholic Community School had been reached.

This means that the school will convert to become an academy from Wednesday, the local authority no longer maintaining it from then on.

Mr Stevenson said: “I am delighted to have received a letter of confirmation from the Secretary of State for Education, the Right Honorable Gavin Williamson, informing me that a funding agreement is now in place for the school from September 2021.

“A good level of education for our children is of vital importance and I fully support the principal and the governing body in their efforts to seize every opportunity to improve the results and maintain the improvements of the school. ”


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