Academy trust sought to run first ‘secure school’ in Kent

The government is looking for an academy trust to run the country’s first ‘secure school’, Schools Week can reveal.

Two years after the idea for ‘secure schools’ for young offenders was first mooted, the Ministry of Justice has committed £5 million to a site in Kent.

The Medway secure training centre (pictured), which is currently a young offenders centre, will be closed and re-developed before opening as a secure school in late 2020, a MoJ spokesperson confirmed.

Academy trust sought to run first ‘secure school’ in Kent

 

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