Plans to convert college into an academy

Longley Park Sixth Form College
Longley Park Sixth Form College
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A Sheffield college has announced plans to convert into an academy.

Longley Park Sixth Form College, in Longley, has submitted an application to convert to academy status as part of the Brigantia Learning Trust.

Governors believe the move 'is the best way to build on the college’s strengths, secure its financial position, and deliver even better opportunities for students'.

Brigantia Learning Trust was created in 2014 as a partnership between local schools in the north east of Sheffield. It includes Hinde House School, Wincobank Nursery and Infant, Concord Junior and Hinde House Primary.

College principal, Mo Nisbet, said: "The college will continue to have its own distinct identity within the trust and the curriculum, ethos and atmosphere of the college will remain the same.

"All our courses will continue at the current site.

"We are really excited for the future and look forward to working with the trust in sharing expertise and providing exceptional education for the children and young people in north east Sheffield.”

The college is now seeking the views of partners and stakeholders on the development.

A consultation is running from February 15 to March 31. A consultation even will be held at the college on Tuesday, March 7 from 5-6pm.

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