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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1:41pm Thu 11 Sep 08

annie1275 says...

Lots of people said it would'nt happen.Well here it is.It will be a good thing for all children,give them all an equal chance.
Lots of people said it would'nt happen.Well here it is.It will be a good thing for all children,give them all an equal chance. annie1275
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3:58pm Thu 11 Sep 08

PM says...

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.
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. PM
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5:07pm Thu 11 Sep 08

Ally123 says...

I think more so the parents than the kids.Ive heard parents of children who go to Aelreds saying" I dont want my children mixing with the likes of Sellys"..Theres nothing wrong with Sellys kids.Theres always been trouble between the 2 schools,for years and years.I think this will eventually put a stop to it.
I think more so the parents than the kids.Ive heard parents of children who go to Aelreds saying" I dont want my children mixing with the likes of Sellys"..Theres nothing wrong with Sellys kids.Theres always been trouble between the 2 schools,for years and years.I think this will eventually put a stop to it. Ally123
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8:46pm Thu 11 Sep 08

PM says...

if you put a failing school with a successful school it is just as likely that the education of all pupils will suffer, rather than rise.These Academies do not have a good track record.
if you put a failing school with a successful school it is just as likely that the education of all pupils will suffer, rather than rise.These Academies do not have a good track record. PM
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9:16pm Thu 11 Sep 08

Ally123 says...

I did'nt think Newton high was still failing. After all it should'nt be,its got the same woman running both schools.?
I did'nt think Newton high was still failing. After all it should'nt be,its got the same woman running both schools.? Ally123
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