MOOR End Technology College may be just days away from becoming an Academy.
Kirklees Council officers have reached a deal with a school which wants to break away from Kirklees Council.
Governors of Moor End Technology College decided in February to convert the school to an academy.
The move means the Crosland Moor school will be funded directly by central government rather than the council.
The school and Kirklees have reached a deal which will allow Moor End to become an academy on June 1.
The school will set its own admissions policy and will become the employer of all staff.
Moor End will also take on a 125-year lease of the school buildings.
The council’s Labour Cabinet will be asked to support the deal at its weekly meeting at 4pm on Tuesday at Huddersfield Town Hall.
The academies programme was launched by Labour in 2000.
Last May the new Conservative/Lib Dem coalition simplified the application process to encourage more schools to become academies.
Shelley College and Salendine Nook High School have announced that they wish to become academies.