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Plans to turn another Islington school into an academy

Plans to turn another Islington school into an academy have moved a step closer, 12 months after the original sponsor pulled out.

Islington council said this week that the City of London - the local authority for the Square Mile - and City university, London, will jointly contribute pound;2m sponsorship to turn Islington Green school into an academy for 11 to 18-year-olds.

Last year, the original sponsors, Absolute Return for Kids (Ark), an international charity, pulled out after a report identified problems creating a bigger "all-through" academy for children aged three to 18.

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