A college in Greenwich will convert to academy status next month.

Changing its name to Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy come September, Eltham’s Crown Woods College on Bexley Road will join the Leigh Academies Trust along with its eight other academies which are all within easy reach of one another.

Benefiting from its new £50 million building the school has been on a swift journey over recent years to drive up standards across the board and aims to provide the best quality education for young people across South-East London.

The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers will sponsor the academy and are already investing a considerable amount of money to drive the academy quickly to an ‘outstanding’ status.

Another sponsor who will bring high-quality industrial and academic input as the academy implements its new digital curriculum is Ravensborne who will assist the University of Greenwich as an existing sponsor of the trust.

Michael Murphy, Principle Desigmate of the school, said: "Our conversion as an academy in September is another key moment in what has been a long and often illustrious history of Crown Woods. From an icon of the comprehensive ideal at our founding through rebirth as a college based on the 'human scale' we have embraced innovation and progress."

The news comes after 12-year-old pupil Georgia Abbott led a strike in June this year protesting the college becoming an academy, stating the educational standards would subsequently drop.