10:31AM, Wednesday 21 January 2015
Confirmation has been given that The Windsor Boys' School and Windsor Girls' School will convert to academy status and will form a new trust.
The two schools, based in Maidenhead Road and Imperial Road respectively, will come together to establish the Windsor Learning Partnership.
It is expected the conversion to academy status will take place on March 1 or as soon as possible after that date.
Gill Labrum, Windsor Girls' School headteacher, said: "Our schools are an integral part of the Windsor education community, and many families have children at both schools.
"Jointly creating the Windsor Learning Partnership will enable us to more effectively meet the needs of our students, their families, and the community."
She added: "We are already working together in several ways, and are confident that academy conversion will help both schools continue to improve."
Governors at both schools confirmed that there would be no change to the school name, uniform, school day, staff terms and conditions, or admissions arrangements for either school.
Both schools will continue to interact with other schools in Windsor, and will continue to work with colleges, the council and other partners to improve standards.
Gavin Henderson, headteacher at The Windsor Boys' School, said: "This is a time of extensive change in education. Working together provides us with a greater ability to manage changes effectively, to share best practice, and to achieve our local vision for both schools to be outstanding.
"We are excited about the opportunities that collaboration brings, while remaining faithful to the ethos of each school that is valued by students and their families."
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