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Black Country super-school 'could be on the way'

11/08/2009 Joanna
Plans to merge two underachieving midlands schools into a single £32 million site are to be presented to the local council next month.

According to the Birmingham Post, Manor Foundation High, in Wednesbury, no comma and Menzies High School Science College, in West Bromwich will close at the end of the next academic year and could re-open as a new collegiate school.

Education advisors are reported to be meeting Sandwell council's cabinet member for children and young people, Ian Stephen Jones, next week to discuss the proposals, secondary school staff may be interested to hear.

The Post claims the plans are part of a government scheme which aims to ensure all schools achieve at least a 30 per cent pass rate, including GCSE maths and English.

Education resource Teachernet describes the government's Building Schools for the Future initiative as the largest ever schools investment programme.

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