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Hundred of Hoo Academy to expand to cope with rising birth rates in Medway

14 May 2014
by Medway Messenger reporter

A secondary school in Medway may be expanded to provide education to students from age three through to 19-years-old.

The Hundred of Hoo Academy currently teaches secondary school pupils, and from September 2015, could become an all-through academy. 

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The extra school places created as a result would help the area to cope with the growing population in the Hoo area. 

The idea of transforming Hundred of Hoo Academy into an all-through academy will be subject to a consultation coordinated by the Williamson Trust, which operates the school. 

Medway Council is supportive of the proposal and will fund the primary element of the project. The council identified a rising demand for places in Hoo in the 2013 update to the School Organisation Plan 2011-16. The increased demand is due to a combination of rising birth rates and additional housing in Hoo. 

The academy has been rated good with outstanding features by Ofsted. 

Pupils collecting their 2013 A-level results at Hundred of Hoo Academy

Pupils collecting their 2013 A-level results at Hundred of Hoo Academy



Cllr Mike O'Brien, in charge of education, said: “The expansion of Hundred of Hoo Academy would provide much needed school places in the area. Demand for school places all over Medway is increasing and this is expected to continue over the coming years. 

"We welcome the proposals from the Williamson Trust and look forward to working with them."

Dr Peter Clough, chair of governors of Hundred of Hoo Academy, said: "This proposal, which is of course subject to thorough consultation, is a potentially exciting development which will enable the Hundred of Hoo to continue to make excellent provision for local children across an extended age-range.  

"Our motives are simply to serve the community and to do whatever is needed to achieve a superb outcome for all our children."

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