The school with 300 holes in the roof

A West Midlands head teacher says he is “extremely angry” that budget shortages have led to the cutting of 14 staff – in a school with 300 holes in the roof.

James Ludlow, head of the King’s Church of England school, has also had to cancel music lessons and art events.


When schools struggle, the typical policy response has been to turn them into academies.

But the King’s school has been caught in the twilight zone of so-called “orphan” or “zombie” academies, where schools are given academy status but there is no sponsor or academy trust to lead them.


If you liked this post please share it:
Follow Us:
This entry was posted in Top story. Bookmark the permalink.