Kingsway Academy

Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd July 2017.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government first became aware of Northern Schools Trust's intention to close Kingsway Academy; and what steps her Department is taking to provide new school places for that Academy's pupils in the event of closure.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with Northern Schools Trust on the potential closure of Kingsway Academy in Wallasey; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she had with Northern Schools Trust on the future use of Kingsway Academy's school site prior to her decision to allow that school to close.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she will take to ensure that the school site for Kingsway Academy remains in public hands in the event of the closure of that school.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Department for Education)

The Department has discussed the viability of The Kingsway Academy with the Local Authority (LA) and the Northern Schools Trust (NST) on several occasions since October 2016. The Secretary of State has agreed the school should close by the end of 2017/18 and the Department is working closely with the LA and NST to plan the transition for pupils. The school site will remain in LA ownership and the Department will work with the LA on options for its future use.

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