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School blames academy for split from joint sixth form after 27 years

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: May 05, 2010

School blames academy for split from joint sixth form after 27 years

Kesteven and Sleaford High School.

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A joint sixth form involving three schools has split after 27 years.

The Sleaford joint sixth form, made up of St George's Academy, Carre's Grammar School and Kesteven and Sleaford High School, no longer exists as it did.

Instead the joint sixth form is now made up of St George's and Carre's.

Details of the split are largely unclear, but they include the high school's view that they cannot work with the academy because of the way it is run.

And it is thought that the high school wanted out of the joint status because it wants to raise entry level grades to drive up attainment.

Chairman of governors at the school, Geoff Hotchkin , said: "Now that St George's is an academy, we cannot legally enter into any formal agreement with them.

"We looked at a partnership arrangement with the two other institutions but they do not want to enter into it."

Nick Law, headteacher at Carre's Grammar School, said he and the governing body hoped the high school would feel the need to rejoin the joint sixth form.

Paul Watson, headteacher at St George's, was unavailable to comment.

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    lee, Sleaford  |  May 05 2010, 9:56AM

    My daughter started off in the HIgh School but was very unhappy there. We moved her to St Georges and she bloomed. She was happy and got excellent academic results in her A levels. She is now at university. She achieved much better A level results than a lot of her friends who remained in the High School so I can't see what the problem with St Georges is. I found it to be a much better school than the High School.

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