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UCL in the News: Another school to get university sponsorship

28 July 2007

UCL became the latest university to sponsor an academy school, after Camden Council gave it provisional approval to do so this week.

Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost at UCL in charge of the project, told EducationGuardian.co.uk: "UCL will not run the school - the board of governors will do that, but we will take the expertise we have in the disciplines and expand the work we already do in Camden in maths, science and languages, with student mentoring, buddying and classroom support." …

"That will bring the cutting-edge research work we do here into schools, and children will come to the university to see leading research experiments and understand what we do here," Professor Worton said.

"We have found our existing collaboration with [City and Islington Sixth-Form College has] a valuable role in raising student attainment and aspiration." …

UCL will now carry out a feasibility study, which it plans to present to parents and the authorities in October.

Schools minister Andrew Adonis said: "It is great news to have a world-class university like UCL working in partnership with Camden Council on this exciting Academy proposal to bring educational benefits to local people." …

Anthea Lipsett, EducationGuardian.co.uk