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state school merges with an independent school to form an all-through academy

11 September 2012

The UK’s first state and independent school merger as an all-through academy is set to open in September 2013. The merger will be between the independent school, King’s School in Tynemouth and a nearby maintained school, Priory Primary School. The new all-through academy will be sponsored and operated by Woodard Academies Trust for children aged between 4 to 18 years old. It is expected that the academy will eventually cater for 1,425 pupils.

The DfE has endorsed this groundbreaking model of amalgamating a maintained sector school with a high performing independent school to provide even greater opportunities for all pupils. It is an excellent example of where academies are proving to be the best way forward of integrating children and ensuring that every child has an outstanding education, without leaving parents with a significant financial burden.

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