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South London’s state school, Durand Academy, reached an agreement with the government to open up a boarding school that is said to be located in West Sussex. This project will be funded partly by a grant from the government estimated at about 17.34 million pounds. The remaining cost will be paid for by the Durand Education Trust.
This is the first attempt at opening a state-run boarding school that does not cost its students fees and tuition. The school is being constructed primarily for low income, minority students. Construction is in process to build housing for the students. In the agreement between the school and the government, students over the age of 13 will be able to board at the school for four nights a week.
The plan for this school is to help low-income minority students who do not have the same access to improving their educational opportunities as other students may have. The plan for this school is over a several year period, to have up to 250 students boarding at this new institution, opening in September 2012.