Newcastle University

7th July 2000 at 01:00
NEWCASTLE University has announced innovative plans to help run the successor to the first Fresh Start school, which has been earmarked for closure.

The university would help set up a "research-led" community school to replace Newcastle's Firfield secondary, which has been dogged by behaviour problems and surplus places since it re-opened two years ago.

Under the plan, a new comprehensive for pupils at Firfield ad the neighbouring school, West Denton high, would be created on the West Denton site.

Twelve academics would work alongside schoool staff, who, the university claims, would be able to draw on advances in research methods to benefit pupils.

The plan, backed by the city council, could attract research income of up to pound;400,000 a year from the Government, charities and the European Union.

Opinion, 16


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