Churchfield School gains academy status
Churchfield School is to become an academy, it has been announced
It is among three Church of England primary schools across Somerset
to be given the go-ahead by the County Council to become academies
Diocese of Bath and Wells is setting up a trust to help govern
the schools once they are outside the local education authority's
are independent, state-funded schools, which receive their funding
directly from central government, rather than through a local
authority. They have more freedom than other state schools over
their finances, curriculum, length of terms and school days and
do not need to follow national pay and conditions for teachers.
there are 36 academy schools in Somerset with others hoping to
gain the status.
Pupils outside the new-look Churchfield School when it opened
for the first time in September