GREAT Torrington Community School will change to Foundation status next April, joining four others that have so far gone down this road in Devon. School governors agreed the move on Thursday night. It will mean that the governors - and not the local educ

GREAT Torrington Community School will change to Foundation status next April, joining four others that have so far gone down this road in Devon.School governors agreed the move on Thursday night. It will mean that thegovernors - 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: "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 here." A spokesperson for Devon County Council said: "The decision on whether to go for Foundation status is a matter for individual schools and governing bodies and, no matter what their status, we will continue to work with all our schools to improve standards for children and young people.