Academy-bid school racing to avoid £100K penalty

OPPONENT ... Coun John McCabe, who has threatened to quit as a St Joseph's governor over academy plans.

OPPONENT ... Coun John McCabe, who has threatened to quit as a St Joseph's governor over academy plans.

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A SOUTH Tyneside school seeking academy status faces a race against time – or it could lose up to £100,000 in education cash.

Governors at St Joseph’s RC Comprehensive School in Mill Lane, Hebburn, have to meet a July 1 deadline set by the Government.

If the school fails to meet the deadline, they could lose out on what chairman of governors Terence Carney admitted was “a substantial sum of money”.

 

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