CARLTON COMMUNITY College will become an academy - changing its name and its uniform.
The change - which is expected to happen in January - will not affect jobs at the school and all contracted teaching staff will be kept on.
Headteacher Neil Hutchinson said: "We've had such a positive response since announcing we were to become an academy.
"The staff are keen, as are parents and students. It's all been very positive."
The school is expected to change its name to Carlton Community Academy in the new year.