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Village school to become academy
3:00pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
A STRUGGLING village school that was ordered to improve by inspectors is to become an academy thanks to another school 30 miles away.
Engaines Primary in Little Clacton has been sponsored to change to academy status by Powers Hall Junior School in Witham.
It means teachers will get extra support and guidance from their new counterparts at Powers Hall, which was rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
Engaines headteacher Jackie Irwin said the opportunity was the fastest way of improving standards.
“This is a lovely village school but the standards aren’t as high as they should be."
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