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Catholic schools in Plymouth to become academies

03 April 2014 | by James Macintyre | Comments: 0

ALL 35 Catholic schools in the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset are set to become academies under plans by the Diocese of Plymouth, writes James Macintyre.The Church wants Catholic Social Teaching to be at the heart of a new “multi-academy” trust, called Cast (Catholic and Anglican Schools Trust); the group is hoping that two joint Catholic and Anglican secondary schools will also convert to academy status. The new trust will replace the seven local authorities that oversaw the work of the 35 schools, becoming the biggest of its kind in the country.The move follows a proposal for all 32 voluntary-aided Catholic schools in Kent to be made ­academies. Growing numbers of Catholic schools are converting to academy status after legislation in 2010 made it possible for any ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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