Sunday, 12 July 2009
day for Portland. You can see some of the Government's press release
above - or read the whole thing from here.
In it, Ed Balls, current Secretary of State for Children, Schools and
"This is an exciting new step for Portland and the Academies
programme. The idea of an all ages Academy is a recent innovation –
the idea that an Academy could provide University places too is truly
Professor Heppell has a huge range of experience in educational
innovation, both in this country and internationally. He is committed
to improving education in Portland, and I believe that with the right
support his vision will be realised.
With the Olympic Sailing base to be situated in Portland, this is a
fitting Olympic legacy project for the island."