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Parents, teachers and governors at Downhills Primary School, Tottenham have launched a campaign to prevent the DFE forcing the school to become a sponsored academy by September 2012.

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18 Jan 2012

Downhills Primary School is an improving school in Tottenham. We are under threat of being forced to become and academy against the wishes of the parents, staff and governing body.

4 Apr 2012

Haringey Anti Academies Alliance has produced a ‘Support Downhills’ newspaper. Articles include: David Lammy MP on ‘Forced academies are undemocratic’, Spotlight on Sponsors – Harris Federation

10 Jan 2012

The speakers were David Lammy MP, Christine Blower from the NUT, Alasdair Smith from the Anti Academies Alliance and Fiona Millar from the Local Schools Network.

19 Mar 2012

One of the final tasks undertaken by the legitimate governing body was a parental ballot to gauge current views about academy status. The votes were counted on Friday 16th – 147 voted against, 14 for and 5 don’t knows.

17 Jun 2012

NUT and Unison members at the school will take joint strike action on June 19th. Please rush messages of support to Downhills UNISON & NUT members at: healthansafety@haringeyunison.co.uk Branchsecretary@haringeyunison.co.uk and philbrett@msn.com

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