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.
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.