A HEREFORDSHIRE school will become an academy.

It has been confirmed that the Waldorf Steiner School in Much Dewchurch has secured funding to become an academy specialising in the natural environment.

It will be known as the Hereford Steiner Academy.

The announcement has been welcomed by Paul Keetch, MP for Hereford.

Wyebridge Sports College is also due to open as the Hereford Academy in September.