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Closure threat lifted after boys accepted

A school that faced closure unless it became co-educational following a row over new academies in Bath has agreed to take both boys and girls. Oldfield School's application to become an academy will now get the go ahead after head Kim Sparling gave in to Bath amp; North East Somerset Council's demands. The council, struggling to get rid of surplus places caused by too many single sex schools, had threatened to close the school after it applied to become an all-girls academy.

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