VILLIERS CONGRATULATES ASHMOLE SCHOOL ON ACHIEVING ACADEMY STATUS

Theresa said, “This is excellent news for Ashmole School and a great achievement to be included within the first wave of schools to convert to academy status.”

“Although Ashmole is already a high-achieving school, this move will help to raise school standards even further by giving teachers the freedom and flexibility to tailor the curriculum to the needs of their pupils. Greater budgetary freedom will also help to ensure that the school’s resources are customised to better meet the requirements of their pupils.”

“This Government has made record progress in approving so many schools for academy status in the few months since the Academies Act was passed. A hundred and forty-two schools are set to convert to academies this academic year, which is in sharp contrast to an overall total of just two hundred and three under whole of the previous Government.”