02 September 2010

Vassall Ward school in first 32 opting to become academies

Durand Primary School in Durand Gardens/ Hackford Road, SW8 in Vassall Ward is one of 32 across the country that have been designated academies under the central government's new initiative.

The school is the only one of the group which is a primary school - it has been a foundation school and so is not under the direct control of Lambeth Council's Education Department.

Greg Martin, executive head of Durand Academy was quoted in the Evening Standard as saying  “The freedom that academy status brings will allow us to deliver and develop a flexible curriculum to ensure that these children reach their full potential.”

For further information on Durand see the Durand Academy website