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North Tyneside Council has decided to challenge a Government decision to allow a controversial merger between Kings School and Priory Primary in Tynemouth.
Councillor Ian Grayson, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Learning said:
The council added that it will consider requesting a judicial review of the decision if a satisfactory response is not received.
North Tyneside Council is set to challenge a Government decision to allow a controversial merger between a state-funded primary and an independent school.
The Department for Education has given the go-ahead for the King's School in Tynemouth to combine and form an academy with Priory Primary. However, at a special meeting tonight the council has decided to oppose the plans over fears of the impact the move will have on the borough's 30,000 children.
The council has confirmed that it will now request that the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, reconsiders the proposals.