Edward Garnier welcomes Wigston schools’ merger

Upon receiving the news (see attached letter from the Department for Education) about the approval in principle of the merger of Abington Academy, Bushloe High School and Guthlaxton College to form the Wigston Academies Trust Multi Academy Trust, Sir Edward Garnier, the MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, said: “I have been working with the three schools to help them achieve this result and am delighted that the merger has been approved in principle. No doubt there will be details to sort out but from what I have learnt when visiting the schools and talking to their management teams over the last few months in particular, this decision paves the way for the far better use of resources, better teaching facilities and a combined campus school that will be in the best interests of the students and their overall education. I hope this arrangement is completed as soon as possible so that the youngsters and their parents can start to see the benefits.”