Pupils and parents protest academisation of primary school

Parents at a primary school have slammed its governing body and accused them of “going behind our backs” after controversial academisation plans were sprung on them from out of the blue.

Handsworth Primary School in Highams Park sent an email to parents on Friday (June 22) offering them the chance to take part in a four-week consultation.

Pupils gathered with their parents outside the school in Handsworth Avenue on Friday morning (June 29) holding handmade signs and chanting, to protest the move.

More than 500 people have signed an online petition opposing the academisation of the two-from entry school which was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in May.



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