West Exe Academy Status
West Exe Technology College has now applied for Academy status and the college is currently awaiting a decision from the Department for Education on their application.
Paul Bull, Cllr Heather Morris, Cllr Rachel Sutton, Cllr Rob Hannaford and Cllr Adrian Hannaford and several Exeter Labour activists felt it imperative to advise parents and residents living in West Exe on the effects of becoming an Academy may have on both the community, and on other schools in Exeter.
Cllr Heather Morris said: “it is important that when a decision of this scale is made, that a full and proper consultation takes place. Schools are very much at the heart of a community, with families taking into consideration the location and record of a school before choosing where to live. For this reason we felt it necessary to ensure that all residents were made aware of the threats of academisation.”