New trust to run Yate Academy on verge of being revealed

UNCERTAINTY surrounding the future of Yate International Academy and its Woodlands primary phase and nursery is due to come to an end with an expected announcement in January.

Schools minister Lord Nash will reveal who will take over the running of the school after a re-brokering process triggered by the current operator, the Ridings’ Federation of Academies.

A cash crisis disclosed by the federation led to the search for a new sponsor.

The board of trustees, which also runs Winterbourne International Academy, said it faced a potential £1 million deficit.

Yate and Winterbourne academies are still also trying to meet Ofsted demands to improve after poor inspection results.

Two multi-academy trusts are in the running to take over the schools but it could mean the end of the Yate-Winterbourne partnership if each takes on just one of the academies.