A CONSULTATION on making a high school an academy is to start this week.

The process at Darwen Vale High School begins with in-school consultation days held on Thursday and Friday.

More consultation events are also scheduled for Monday March 31 and Wednesday April 23.

All events will run between 2.30pm and 6pm each day, and people will be able to drop-in and give their views on Darwen Vale.

Fiona Jack, headteacher of Darwen Vale High School, said: “I would like to encourage everyone involved with the school to respond and let us know what they think about the vision for Darwen Vale.”

Details of the Darwen Vale High School consultation are available to view on the school’s website www.darwenvale.com