Cowes Enterprise College transfer deal to be discussed

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

 

Cowes Enterprise College transfer deal to be discussed

Cowes Enterprise College. Picture courtesy of Ken Beken/Beken of Cowes.

PLANS to transfer Cowes Enterprise College to Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) are to be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of the Isle of Wight Council executive next Wednesday.

The committee will make a decision on whether to transfer the freehold of the site to OAT from September.

If the agreement goes ahead, OAT would take over the running of the school and the site, although work to complete the building — which has been blighted by defects and delays — must be completed by the Isle of Wight Council.

If works to complete the building are required after September, the Isle of Wight Council will need permission from OAT to carry them out.

In a letter to OAT, the council said: "We are not able to make any further formal commitment about the resolution of the building issues until such time as the full scale of the problem is properly quantified and the source of any necessary resource to address the problem has been identified."

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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