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School plan for population growth
A transformation of secondary schools is planned to meet expected population growth in a Northamptonshire town.

County council representatives, officials, school heads and governors are to meet this month to consider a number of options for Kettering.

On the agenda are plans to create academies, options for school growth and new buildings.

It is not yet confirmed which schools and which sponsors would be involved should an academy option be pursued.

Cabinet member for children and young people, Joan Kirkbride, said: "It is vital that as a county we rise to the challenges presented to us by being one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

"It is imperative therefore that we look at any initiative which can improve the quality of education for young people in Northamptonshire.

"The meetings we have held have had a particular focus on improvements that can be brought about for all young people in Kettering and exploring all the options available to us to achieve this."

SEE ALSO
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18 Apr 06 |  Northamptonshire
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15 Jul 04 |  Northamptonshire
Town's middle schools phased out
16 Jun 04 |  Northamptonshire
100m schools' revamp submitted
29 Feb 04 |  Northamptonshire

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