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Two North Yorkshire schools unite
12:54pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
TWO North Yorkshire primary schools have decided to amalgamate from the spring term.
Castleton Community Primary School and Glaisdale Primary School governors have decided to unite in April to strengthen the two schools and maintain high standards of teaching and learning.
Under the federation the schools will keep their own budgets and buildings, and remain part of their local community, but they will have a shared leadership and management and a single governing body.
Castleton and Glaisdale schools already share a headteacher, older children work together once a week and staff collaborate on a daily basis.
Governors feel that federation will benefit children at both schools in their educational and social experiences, and because resources can be shared across both sites.
Children at the two schools are enthusiastic about opportunities to work together, making new friends in different villages and having a larger network of friends at secondary school.
County Councillor Arthur Barker said: “The local authority has given its full backing to this formal federation because it makes sense for the pupils of Castleton and Glaisdale in every way.
“The federation will combine the strengths of both schools and will widen opportunities for pupils in terms of access to more specialist teaching.
“We believe this is the best solution to ensure a robust and sustainable future for these schools which give great service to their rural communities.”
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