Nottingham council reveals plan for girls-only academy

Parents are being given the chance to have their say over plans to turn a Nottingham secondary school into an academy.

Nottingham City Council is proposing to give Manning School for Girls academy status.

The establishment will cater for 900 girls aged between 11 and 19 and specialise in mathematics, literacy and performing arts, the council said.

The consultation will start on Tuesday and run until 10 Decemeber.

A council spokesperson said depending on government funding, the academy would either remain on the existing Manning School site or relocated to the Sandfield Centre.

Councillor David Mellen, Nottingham City Council's portfolio holder for children's services, said: "This proposal aims to meet the need for an all girls school and will ensure the continuation of diverse provision in the city.

"The academy would benefit from the expertise of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust whilst building on the recent success of Manning School, continuing the impetus and support necessary to improve student attainment across the city."

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