A DECISION on a controversial academy school supported by Huddersfield University has been postponed.
Calderdale Council will now discuss whether to sponsor the proposed academy in north Halifax at a meeting on February 27 at 6pm at Halifax Town Hall.
The academy school has the university as a potential sponsor.
It was expected a decision would be taken by the council’s cabinet earlier this week.
A report from the council’s director of children and young people’s services recommended the council becoming a co-sponsor.
The academy, which also has the Wakefield Diocese as a supporter, could replace Holy Trinity Senior School.
But the Calderdale National Union of Teachers (NUT) are critical of the plans.
Calderdale NUT secretary Sue McMahon said: “Deferring the decision to full Council is a token gesture. It’s clear that Calderdale Cabinet will ultimately take the disgraceful decision and be a co-sponsor of an academy that will mean the closure of Holy Trinity Senior School.
“We are dismayed that there has not been any meaningful consultation with parents or unions as it is obvious that the community in Calderdale does not want an academy foisted on them.”