A GOVERNMENT-funded trust will be taking over four primary schools in the Dearne. 

Highgate, Carrfield, at Bolton, and The Hill and Gooseacre, both at Thurnscoe, will move to the Reach4 Academy Trust from Navigate Academies Trust on April 1.

The schools are the first in the country to join the new trust, which is funded through a £10m government Northern Sponsor Fund.