On Tuesday 7th February governors at Kimberley school in Nottingham voted unanimously against academy status!
Kimberley School last night rejected a move to academy status. The statement issued by the Governing Body is reproduced below;
Statement by the Governing Body of The Kimberley School as agreed at the meeting of 7 February 2012:
As a result of the comprehensive consultation exercise the Governors of The Kimberley School unanimously believe that, on balance, it is not in the best interests of the school to change status at this time. However, Governors have resolved to keep this under review.
We think the Governing Body are to be congratulated on the decision which was taken in the face of what I believe was considerable pressure from the Local Authority to convert to an academy school. Kimberley School now joins secondary schools in Rushcliff and Eastwood in rejecting academy status.
We would like to thank all of you who have been involved in the campaign and also thank those of you who have at least just taken the time to contact me and discuss your views. Whatever your involvement it has been much appreciated.
There are too many to thank individually by name but we would just like to say a special thank you to those elected Councillors and other community leaders who were prepared to speak out and support the campaign. Its never an easy thing to do when representing others, whom may or may not share your views but whom will let you know at election time.