Parents launch petition for ballot over academisation of seven primary schools in Deal

Parents fear a repeat of one school’s financial crisis could endanger the education offered at seven of Deal’s primary schools if they convert to academies.

A petition has been set up asking for a ballot amid concerns over the consultation to merge Sandown, Hornbeam, The Downs, Deal Parochial, Northbourne, Sholden, and Kingsdown and Ringwould into one large academy trust.

Campaign group Save Deal Schools is demanding that “each school runs a parent ballot, where parents are able to respond based on true and honest information.”

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/fears-at-plans-to-academise-towns-primary-schools-187267/

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