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The Windsor Boys' School and Windsor Girls' School announce plans to become academies

The Windsor Boys' School and Windsor Girls' School announce plans to become academies

Philip Dewey

Plans have been revealed by The Windsor Boys' School and Windsor Girls' School which would see them join together and become academies.

Governors at both schools are looking to form a partnership as a Department for Education funded charitable trust under which both schools would cease to be controlled of the Royal Borough.

A joint statement released by Girls' School headteacher Gill Labrum and Boys' School headteacher Gavin Henderson, said: "In recent years the two schools have increasingly collaborated in a number of areas and as more local schools become academies we think the time has come to work together in a structured way to safeguard the future and identity of each of our schools."

The statement added that governors believed the best way to 'provide first class opportunities for their students' is to 'combine as a trust whilst still maintaining the ethos and traditions of the two schools'.

A consultation has been launched, on which information can be viewed on both schools' websites, and will close on December 12.

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