Tottenham Hotspur and Highgate School to launch sixth form academy
- Credit: PA WIRE
A Highgate private school and Spurs have partnered to kick-start a new state-funded sixth form academy in Tottenham.
Spurs aims to encourage the brightest schoolchildren to stay in Tottenham.
The football club will be the business sponsor, providing financial support and managing the school grounds and facilities.
Highgate School, an independent school with £19,590 fees next year, plans to recruit teaching staff, and give administrative, pastoral and management support.
The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET) will receive funding directly from the Department of Education and could open in September 2017.
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It will be selective and those from disadvantaged backgrounds will have priority.
The school will be based in the same building as Tottenham University Technical College.
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Adam Pettitt, Head of Highgate School, said: “Although Highgate School is situated in an affluent area of London, some of the least affluent and most challenged parts of the whole city are on our doorstep.
“With LAET, we want to enable bright, local children, especially those with disadvantaged backgrounds, to access a high-calibre academic education and first-rate preparation for university and employment.”
Tottenham Hotspur executive director Donna-Maria Cullen added: “What has become evident to us is both the thirst for teaching at the highest level and a real need to retain the brightest schoolchildren in Tottenham.”
Haringey Council leader Claire Kober said: “The proposal for a London Academy of Excellence in Tottenham to open next year is excellent news. The school would give more young people from the area access to world class 16-19 education.”
The original London Academy of Excellence opened in Stratford in September 2012.
It enjoys support from Highgate School, University College School and Eton College.
- A four week consultation process will begin on 18th May on http://www.laet.org.uk/