If the council shuts both Stainburn and Southfield schools the new academy to replace them could open in a years time.
“While we understand the impact our decisions today will have, we strongly believe they mark the start of a process which will transform secondary education in Workington for the better.
“The proposal to close both schools and open a new academy with new leadership, a new ethos, and eventually a new building, would give young people in Workington what they deserve - the best possible chance to succeed at school and in life. "
A consultation begins on Monday into the plans to close both schools and set up an academy.
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