The Department of Education announced yesterday (December 12th) Durrington High School is the sponsor for new school in Broadwater on the present Northbrook College campus.
Durrington is an academy converter in Worthing with a strong track record locally for supporting other schools to improve. The new school will be an academy in line with West Sussex county Council policy.
Durrington will work with the Livingstone Foundation being set up by the Executive Chairman of Eidos Interactive – developers of the Tomb Raider series – Ian Livingstone, to open free schools and academies that will focus on coding and computer science.
The new school will be built as part of the Targeted Basic Needs Programme which gives councils facing pressure on school places the chance to bid for extra money to build new schools or expand existing ones. The Broadwater school is one of 41 new schools and 331 expansions funded under the programme.
Schools Minister David Laws said: “Today’s announcement is a key milestone in our multi-billion pound plan to ensure there are enough high-quality school places around the country.
“The sponsors we have announced today are top-performing organisations that will use their expertise and know-how to ensure young people receive the high-quality education they deserve.”