Queen Elizabeth’s School becomes an Academy

Queen Elizabeth’s School today became an Academy – one of the first schools to make the transition under legislative changes introduced by the new Government.

In a letter to the School confirming the Government’s agreement to the move, Education Secretary Michael Gove said: “I am delighted that Queen Elizabeth’s School recognises the benefits Academy status will bring and has chosen to be in the first wave of schools to convert.

“Your Academy will now have the opportunity to use the freedoms and flexibilities of Academy status, to share best practice and work with others to bring about sustained improvements to all schools in the area. I would like to thank you for your commitment and wish you every success in the future.”

The Press Association has reported that Department for Education figures will today reveal that 32 schools across the country have completed the process to open as Academies this month, with 142 in total expected to convert over the coming academic year.