Academy status to help wider town community

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A MOVE to academy status will benefit pupils and the Market Rasen community as a whole according to De Aston School’s headteacher.

It was announced last week that the town’s secondary school will become one of the Government’s new style academies, allowing it extra control over its finances and management, currently controlled by Lincolnshire County Council.

Following a consultation period, where plans were discussed with staff pupils and parents, governors of the school voted last Tuesday, January 4, to push ahead with the proposals to turn De Aston into an academy.

Headteacher Ellenor Beighton said: “New style academies are taking successful schools are saying, ‘you have achieved this much for your students, we are going to give you a bit more’.”

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