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SCOUT Road Primary School is the latest to decide to become an academy.

The Mytholmroyd school is expected to free itself from council control and to convert to academy status in September.

All schools that received an outstanding Ofsted report were invited by the Department for Education to consider the benefits of a change.

School governors registered an interest and began consultation last June and have now been decided it is in the best interests of the school and its pupils to convert.

Headteacher Anne Stamp said: “Becoming an academy will bring about significant opportunities; the flexibility and additional resourcing that goes with academy status will help us to achieve our goals.

“We are excited about developing our curriculum in a way that reflects the aspirations of staff and pupils alike and which takes into consideration the needs of our children as they develop into the adults.”

Holy Trinity Senior School, at Holmfield, Halifax, became an academy last summer and Greetland Primary became an academy in January.

North Halifax Grammar School, nearby St Catherine’s Catholic High, Brighouse High and Crossley Heath School, Halifax, are planning to become academies.