Thursday, 30 April 2009

Duke of York's Royal Military Academy

Plans to turn the Duke of York's Royal Military School into an "academy" have just been announced by the Defence Minister, Kevan Jones. As an academy the school will be run by the MoD independently of the Local Education Authority.

The school, which currently has about 500 boarding places for the children of Service families, will also be expanded to take an additional 200 under a £34million deal announced at the same time.

It is to be hoped that this is only the first of a number of schools to be saved from the declining state-controlled education system.