Academy proposals to move forward

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BOSSES at Doncaster’s biggest school are to press ahead with plans to team up with an academy run by the headteacher’s husband.

Hall Cross School’s governing body has unanimously decided the secondary should continue the process of becoming an academy after results of a public consultation were published.

Details of the process reveal that 55 feedback forms were returned to the school which has around 2,000 pupils across its Bessacarr and town centre sites.

Of those, 34 were from parents and guardians, 17 from staff, and four were from others with an involvement in the school. There were 41 in favour and 14 against.

A school spokesman said: “Governors are keen to understand the stakeholder views and will continue to hold meetings with key groups as the process moves forward. The queries and concerns voiced and notes from the meetings will be published on the school website.

“In the meantime, governors and the leadership team of the school continue to drive towards our goal of Hall Cross becoming an outstanding school in its own right, preserving the school’s special character and our comprehensive ideals.”