//Amalgamation of schools

Cabinet Approval of Amalgamation

I am pleased to report that following the statutory consultation process that was initiated at the start of the year that Wakefield Council have now considered and formally agreed to the closure of Mackie Hill JI school which will now amalgamate with Kettlethorpe High School.

The Secretary of State for Education now has to rescind the existing academy order that is in place for Mackie Hill JI School and approve the amalgamation. We anticipate that this will be done over the summer break.

It is anticipated that the school will open as an amalgamated through school in January 2019.

Can we thank everyone for their support and encouragement in working towards the current situation which firmly put the best interests of pupils’ first and foremost.

Tudor Griffiths

10 July 2018