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

Plan for sixth school in Sawyers Hall Lane scrapped

Plans to add a primary school to a Brentwood street that already has four in it have been scrapped after Essex County Council (ECC) failed to secure the central funding it needed to progress it. Following tip-offs from contacts actively involved in education in Brentwood, we broke the news on 15th June that ECC had applied for funds to apparently site a primary […] Continue reading