Plans to convert a primary school to academy status have been given the green light by a potential sponsor.

City College Brighton and Hove will apply to the Department for Education to fund Whitehawk Primary School after governors agreed the proposal on November 9.

Principal of the college, Lynn Thackway, said: “I will be leading the process of working toward academy sponsor status, following the required DfE process.

“This followed an extremely thorough analysis of the strategic, operational and educational implications of the proposal.

“I look forward to working with the school and key stakeholders to ensure success for the staff, children, families and Whitehawk Community.”