Haverstock school in Camden has announced that it will abandon plans to become an Academy. This follows preparations to campaign against the plans by staff and the NUT. There were plans to leaflet parents later this week. The school had started their consultation on Friday.
Haverstock school is particularly important because Ed and David Miliband are former pupils.
At the TUC Ed Miliband was heckled by delegates after supporting Academies.
Alasdair Smith, Anti Academies Alliance national secretary responded to the news
“The rejection of academy status at Haverstock school is an important victory.
Haverstock School is a model comprehensive school with a fantastic record of meeting the needs and raising the attainment of a diverse local community. The school lies at the heart of the Local Authority family of schools.
It is a rejection of the privatised, market orientated school system that the political and media elite want to roll out across the country.
We hope school leaders everywhere will now recognise that the swift and massive opposition threatened by education unions, parents and the local community confirms that there is no popular mandate for academy conversion.”