HORIZON Community College is to change its legal status from community school to a voluntary controlled school.

Cabinet members at Barnsley Council have approved a proposal from the school’s governing body which carried out statutory consultation between February and April.

Specialising in performing arts, sport and community enterprise, Horizon Community College at Dodworth Road was established to replace the former Holgate and Kingstone schools.

Following the change in legal status to voluntary controlled, Horizon will potentially benefit from investments owned by the foundation, which is now known as the Horizon Archbishop Holgate Foundation.