Worle multi-academy trust chosen to improve inadequate school

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 September 2017

The King Alfred School.

The King Alfred School.

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A Worle-based multi-academy trust (MAT) has been selected to help improve an inadequate school.

The King Alfred School, in Highbridge, was slammed by Ofsted inspectors in April for poor GCSE results and low pupil attendance.

MORE: Ofsted rates The King Alfred School as inadequate

Somerset County Council then commissioned the Clevedon Learning Trust to work on a Be Proud Plan with students and staff, before the South West England Headteacher Board met to decide which MAT should be asked to sponsor the failing school.

A school spokesman said: “A due diligence process will now start to enable the financial and legal aspects of this partnership to be fully explored ahead of The King Alfred School formally becoming part of The Priory Learning Trust, early in 2018.”

The Priory Learning Trust, which is headed by Neville Coles, already oversees Worle and Priory Community schools.

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