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Academy row settled

A judicial review initiated by the National Union of Teachers over plans for a new London academy has been settled.

The union had claimed that admission arrangements for what will be called City of London academy would prevent disadvantaged children applying from a neighbouring borough.

The academy is to replace Islington Green School, where up to 30 per cent of pupils commute from Hackney in east London.

But Islington council has changed its admissions criteria, bringing them closer in line to those already in use at Islington Green.

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