DUDLEY’S education chief issued a lukewarm response to news one of the borough’s best schools intends to leave local authority control.
The school is recognised as among the nation’s best for a school of its type but Cllr Tim Crumpton, Dudley cabinet member for children’s services, seems less-than impressed.
He said: “I have no doubt that they are doing this for what they will see as good reasons. I am, as many will know, personally opposed to the academy process as I am not at all convinced it adds value to our children’s education.
“I believe that Dudley has a very good relationship with all of its schools and this will continue to be the case.”