Junior school now academy

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A ROTHERHAM junior school has converted to academy status and is set to be relaunched for pupils and parents in September.

Thurcroft Juniors has joined a trust which includes Aston Academy and is to be retitled Thurcroft Junior Academy.

Pupils next term will wear a new uniform provided by the trust and induction meetings will be held for parents and carers.

John Barton, chair of the Aston Community Education Trust, said: “As a sponsor trust, our aim is to provide support to enable the school to focus entirely on raising standards of attendance, behaviour, learning, teaching and achievement.”

The school will receive help from Aston’s specialist staff in key areas such as maths, English and PE.