Academy to help failing school

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School.
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School.

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School has announced it has renewed its relationship with Abbey Grange Academy.

HLHS was placed into special measures earlier this year and is required by the Department of Education to be sponsored by another school.

The aim is for Abbey Grange Academy, a Leeds based school, to provide the challenge and support needed for HLHS to secure rapid and sustainable improvement.

Helen Morgan, head teacher of HLHS said: “We have a strong working relationship with Abbey Grange, having worked positively with them between 2009 and 2011, during which time we progressed from a ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

“My focus is on delivering the best possible outcomes for our students and I believe that the team at Abbey Grange are the perfect fit to support this goal.”