Decision confirmed to close Sir Frank Whittle Studio School
In January the Trust informed you that the Secretary of State had given a ‘decision in principle’ to close the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School.
Following this decision, the Trust held a listening period where stakeholders were invited to offer their views on the proposal to close the Studio School. Further to considering these responses, the Minister has now given the final agreement to terminate, by mutual agreement, the funding agreement for the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School, hereby allowing the Studio School to close at the end of the academic year 2018-19.
The Trust will now work with Leicestershire County Council to transfer all current Year 10 & Year 12 Studio School students to Lutterworth College for the academic year 2019-20. Students at the Studio School in Year 11 & Year 13 will complete their studies and examinations as planned.
The Trust will continue to work with students and parents/carers in managing this challenging period for all over the coming months.