Thursday, 1 May 2008

New 'Forces Academy' agreed

The Government has announced that a new Forces Academy is going to be set up for children of Armed Forces personnel. The openning of the academy is planned for September 2009 and the kids should be sitting in their new classrooms in 2010. The school will take 1,100 pupils with 100 borders and will specialise in foreign languages, business and enterprise.
The academy will replace Castledown School which, though once in special needs, has been achieving significant performance improvement in the last couple of years.
In line with nuLabour's predilection towards partnerships, the new Academy will be a joint venture with nearby Wellington College.
"Staff will forge strong links with the armed forces and form a Combined Cadet Force for youngsters"- so they won't be in the NUT, then.
Link> The Sun: Soldiers’ children get academy
Link> Castledown School: Academy News - Latest