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Heartsease High School, Norwich

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what stage the negotiations for the award of City Academy status for Heartsease High School, Norwich have reached; and how (a) parents, (b) members of the public and (c) other interested parties are being consulted on academy status for the school. (93953)

The Heartsease Academy project entered the feasibility phase of development on 7 September 2006. As with all academy projects consultations will now take place, providing opportunities for parents, members of the public and other interested parties to make their views known.

Consultations will also be put in hand soon by the local authority on the proposals it will publish for the closure of the Heartsease High School to enable its replacement by the Academy.