Government defies campaign and moves to force Hewett School in Norwich to become an academy

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The controversial decision by education secretary Nicky Morgan will spark fury in Lakenham and beyond, where a We’re Backing Hewett campaign has pushed for a local solution to the school’s problem.

But this is unlikely to be the end of the battle, for Norfolk County Council could now launch a judicial review against the order.

The academy order is the beginning of a process, and triggers local consultation. The move to academisation only becomes final when a funding agreement is signed, but opponents of the move will believe that to be a fait accompli.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/government_defies_campaign_and_forces_hewett_school_in_norwich_to_become_an_academy_1_4008279

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