Swaffham Hamond’s high school academy bid backed by town council

Swaffham councillors last night backed a bid by Swaffham Hamond's high school to become a sponsored academy.

Ofsted inspectors issued the school with a 12-month notice to improve after branding it inadequate in a report released in March.

The school's governors are hoping it will start a new life as a sponsored academy, run by the recently-formed Academy Transformation Trust.

Town councillors meeting on Wednesday May 9 agreed to write a letter to governors supporting the bid.

Ian Sherwood said: 'I think it is important we as a town council show our support for Hamond's. I think we all know Hamond's has struggled a little bit.


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'I think from the meeting we had, the way the governors speak I think they deserve support and I think this will be a real step forward for the school.

'It's a good thing and we should support it.'

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