March 16, 2016 10.22 am This story is over 68 months old

North Kesteven School to make staff redundant due to financial pressure

An academy in North Hykeham has announced plans to make a number of posts at the school redundant as part of cost-cutting measures. North Kesteven School, based on Moor Lane in North Hykeham, has launched a consultation with unions and staff after the academy suffered a cut in its funding, estimated to be in excess of…

An academy in North Hykeham has announced plans to make a number of posts at the school redundant as part of cost-cutting measures.

North Kesteven School, based on Moor Lane in North Hykeham, has launched a consultation with unions and staff after the academy suffered a cut in its funding, estimated to be in excess of £170,000.

A spokesperson for the school said: “North Kesteven School has commenced a period of formal consultation with unions and staff with a view to making a number of posts redundant.

“The high performing academy, based in North Hykeham, is taking this step to remedy a burgeoning financial deficit.

“The academy has recently been hit by a 1.75% cut in its funding for 11-16 year olds, and a 2.6% cut in its funding for post-16 students. This represents a loss of income of over £170,000.

“The governors have sought to restructure staffing in order to minimise the impact upon students and its community.

“The academy is confident that it will continue to provide a wide range of curriculum pathways and the excellent provision singled out for praise by Ofsted in 2015.”