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Westfield Community Technology College 'delighted' to now be called Westfield Academy
A West Watford school has officially converted to an academy.
Westfield Community Technology College has changed this week to Westfield Academy - a move that will give the school more financial and academic autonomy.
Following the conversion, principal Tim Body said: "I am delighted to announce that as of September 1st 2013 Westfield Community Technology College has been granted Academy status by the DfE and henceforth will be known as 'Westfield Academy'.
"This is the reward for five years of hard work for staff and students under the Leadership of the previous principal Emma Aylesbury and visionary work of our business manager and the governing body. It comes as a result of consistently high exam results, sound financial management, a Good Ofsted inspection and great students and staff."
Last November, Ofsted inspectors raised the school’s rating from "satisfactory" to "good".
In their report the inspection body cited the rising number of students getting 5 A* to C grades at GCSE among the reasons its rating was improved.
Mr Body added: "I would personally like to thank all past and present students and staff who have contributed to the strong foundations built over the years. Providing and developing the very best education for our community will continue to be our core purpose.
"Academy status allows the freedom and flexibility to continue to do what we do best which is to strive to offer every student the chance to be successful. We are all looking forward to a fabulous future, a new building and continued success as Westfield Academy."
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