Parents need to know their school admissions rights – let’s help them

When I wrote Those concerned with “student quality” should be shamed not lauded last week I thought I had covered every instance of how some schools manipulate admissions to their school. Following interactions and communications locally since then I have realised that I have underestimated the depths to which some will stoop. Having been appraised of […] Continue reading

School Transport Policy change will affect parents throughout Essex – will you be one of them?

In the next two months parents throughout Essex will be applying for primary and secondary school places for their children but this time they will have a further factor to consider before making their choices. As we highlighted in a post from last October, (Essex County Council proposed school transport policy undermines parental choice   http://wp.me/p2dr6s-gR […] Continue reading

Larchwood Primary to continue progress as an academy with a local sponsor

As reported in this week’s local press, Larchwood Primary School will become an academy from May 1st this year. The recently expanded Brentwood Academies Trust will become it’s sponsor. http://www.brentwoodgazette.co.uk/Inadequate-Larchwood-Primary-School-shepherded-St/story-20409372-detail/story.html#ixzz2pjMFfDqy The Trust was formerly known as St Martins Academy Trust which was formed when the Hutton secondary school converted from local authority control in 2011. […] Continue reading