Great Torrington Community School will change to Foundation status next April. School governors agreed the move on Thursday night. It will mean that the governors and not the local education authority will own and manage the school s land and building

Great Torrington Community School will change to Foundation status next April.School governors agreed the move on Thursday night. It will mean that the governors - and not the local education authority - will own and manage the school's land and buildings. They will also decide on admissions policy and become the staff's employers.Head teacher Dianne Nicholson said on Friday: "This will make us much more of a community school, as we will be owned and run by our governors, who are all local people. Foundation status is primarily a management change. It will allow us to manage and lead this school more effectively, which in the long term will enable us to further improve the children's education.