Sellafield to Sponsor An Academy in Cumbria
The Church of England is set to be the biggest sponsor by far in the government's push for more academies. The church plans by September 2009 to more than double its academy numbers from 12 to 30, and says it is in "discussions at various stages" on a further 54 - making for a potential maximum of more than 80. Its expansion plans are part of a broader great leap forward in religious groups' involvement in English schools, which look set in the coming years to increase significantly the proportion of religious schools beyond its current level of just under a quarter of all secondaries.
However the news that Sellafield nuclear power station will run a state school under the biggest-ever expansion of the Government's academy programme, prompts us to speculate on possible school uniforms that they may introduce!