Traditional primary and secondary schools on Portland in Dorset are being replaced with an academy. It'll take pupils aged from 4 to 19 years old. The academy will be funded directly by central Government.
All but one of the state schools on Portland are joining together from this September. One infant school, two primary schools and one secondary school are involved. The team behind the project say they hope it will transform education on the island.
Teaching will continue at the schools' current sites for a year. but in September 2013, the Academy will move in to new facilities at the Southwell Business Park and a new school being built at Osprey Quay.
The Government has agreed £15 million funding.. The academy will be funded directly from central government and not the Local Education Authority.