KIDGATE Primary School is to become an academy on September 1 this year.
The governing body met after the consultation period closed and decided to ‘progress to conversion’.
The school will be known as Kidgate Primary Academy from the start of the new academic year.
A letter sent to parents from the governing body said: “Thanks to those of you who gave written comments and verbal feedback, both informally and through the governor clinics.
“The full governing body discussed, and was mindful of, all the correspondences and communications given, during their meeting.
“We would like to assure you that whilst the name and status of the school will change - our ethos, vision and values will not.”
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