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.
3 July 2017
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.