Shropshire

Under-threat Buildwas Primary School becomes an academy

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Image caption Parents found out Buildwas Primary School would become an academy in November

A village school which was threatened with closure has become an academy.

Shropshire Council looked at closing Buildwas Primary School, near Telford, after it was deemed inadequate by Ofsted inspectors last year and placed in special measures.

The school marked its conversion into an academy, as part of Priorslee Multi-Academy Trust, on Monday.

The trust said a new leadership team was aiming for "outstanding delivery".

Wendy Moore, principal of Priorslee Primary Academy, said: "With additional funding and new resources, it is anticipated that Buildwas will move from strength to strength and regain a strong position within the community."

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One parent, Simon Tindall, said the move followed a strong campaign to save Buildwas and uncertainty over its future.

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