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Hull Endeavour High School stays open for adult courses

Endeavour High School
Image caption Endeavour High School was earmarked to close on 31 August 2015

A Hull secondary school that was earmarked for closure is to remain open for adult education and training, the city council confirmed.

Endeavour High School was due to close in 2015 after it failed to attract a sponsor to turn it into an academy.

It has been put in special measures three times since it opened in 2001 and pupil numbers have been declining.

The local authority said the site would remain open for current year 10 pupils to complete their GCSEs next year.

In March, Hull City Council's cabinet made the decision to close the school on 31 August 2015.

'Benefit of the city'

But in a cabinet meeting earlier, the council agreed to deliver courses and training at the site from September.

The local authority said it would "not preclude other potential uses of the site in the future".

The school's sports facilities would be used "for the benefit of local schools and the local community", the council added.

Councillor Rosie Nicola, portfolio holder for learning and skills, said: "We have listened closely to the views of local people that the site should continue to be used for education and learning for the benefit of the city."

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