Consultation into closure of Hull's Endeavour High School

Endeavour High School
Image caption Endeavour High School has been placed in special measures three times

A consultation is being held into the possible closure of a failing secondary school in Hull.

There are just over 500 pupils enrolled at Endeavour High School, which was put into special measures last year for the third time since it opened in 2001.

Hull City Council decided to hold a consultation into its future after the school failed to attract a sponsor to turn it into an academy.

Parents and businesses have until 16 December to register their views.

The authority has proposed closing the school on 31 August 2015, with pupils in years seven, eight and nine transferring to new schools in September next year.

Pupils currently in year 10 would complete their studies at Endeavour, while year 11 students would leave the school as planned next July.

Councillor Rosie Nicola said: "The consultation will be as open as possible and I would encourage anyone with an interest in the school to contact us with their views."

The council has also asked for views on what should happen to the site if the school closes.

A report produced by the local authority in March said the number of pupils at the 1,200-capacity school had declined "year on year" since it opened, and standards had always been low.

Last year just 19% of Endeavour's GCSE students achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths, compared to an average across Hull of 47.8%.

When the school was put in special measures last October, Ofsted said it suffered from "weak teaching", poorly planned lessons and poor attendance.

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