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The four latest Norfolk schools approved to become academies

PUBLISHED: 09:07 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:10 27 May 2018

Litcham School. Picture: Ian Burt

Litcham School. Picture: Ian Burt

Four Norfolk schools will become academies with existing trusts, meeting minutes have revealed.

Minutes have been published from the February and March meetings of the East of England and North-East London Headteacher Board, which is headed up by the area’s regional schools commissioner (RSC) Sue Baldwin.

The RSC can decide which schools become academies, join which trusts and can issue warning notices to under-performing academies.

The latest minutes, from March, show that the Unity Education Trust, which is based in Dereham, was refused a bid to sponsor a school.

The board said they would inform the trust, and advise them to return after their 2018 results.

MORE: Eight Norfolk schools given council warnings over standards

An application for the Evolution Academy Trust, which is based at Costessey Junior School, to sponsor Nelson Infant School, in Norwich, was approved.

The school was one of eight schools to be issued a Norfolk County Council warning in this school year.

And in February’s meeting, a move for Raleigh Infant School, in Thetford, to become an academy with the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust was also approved.

The school was rated inadequate by Ofsted in February and was another of the eight schools to be given a warning notice.

The Litcham School, an all-through school, was also given permission to join the Synergy Trust, which was set up at Reepham High School and College.

Old Buckenham High School was also given the final go-ahead to join the Sapientia Education Trust, based at Wymondham College.

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