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Liverpool City Council is to set up a new£10m City Academy with voluntary and private sector partners including BT...
Liverpool City Council is to set up a new£10m City Academy with voluntary and private sector partners including BT and Marconi.

The scheme is a further development in Liverpool's partnership with BT, which saw the council and the company agree to form an IT joint venture company in the Spring (LGC, 10 May).

City Academies - a government initiative - aim to replace struggling schools in deprived urban areas.

Liverpool leader Mike Storey said: 'Education must be at the heart of any regeneration and this scheme will build on the ground-breaking partnerships we have already formed with the private sector.'

Details of the proposals will be worked up in consultation with the government and local schools over the next few months.

Derek Metcalfe, BT's head of joint partnerships and ventures, said: 'We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Liverpool City Council. It's a very exciting opportunity. It is an early example of the new joint venture between BT and the city council coming to fruition.'

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