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  • "they had an equal chance before the academy, the academy will not change anything other than give the council more money to spend on other schools.The only difference for Newton is we have lost a very good school in St Aelreds- against the wishes of the parents and pupils."
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Green light for Newton Academy

Green light for Newton Academy

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

THE multi-million pound Newton Academy has been given the go ahead.

St Aelred’s Catholic Technology College and Newton High School will both be demolished to make way for a £33m joint faith Academy.

The new ‘super school’, due to open in 2011, will house 1,650 pupils aged from 11 to 18 and be built on the Newton High site.

Ed Balls, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, gave the project the go ahead and has already instigated a funding agreement.

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