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

Local press cover plans for yet another school in Sawyers Hall Lane

Following our post last Saturday that revealed the existence of a plan by Essex County Council (ECC) to put another school in the already overcrowded Sawyers Hall Lane (“Are there really plans for a FIFTH primary school in Sawyers Hall Lane?” http://wp.me/p2dr6s-fL) the local press have been busy collecting statements and comments from interested parties. […] Continue reading

Cllr Hossack – local people having their say? “What’s the point?”

Following yesterday’s post, a brief piece of YouTube footage is now available of the slightly bizarre hosting of a “discussion” on the future use of the Sawyers Hall College site on PhoenixFM by Cllr Chris Hossack. In this piece of film Cllr Hossack demonstrates his apparent misunderstanding of the requirement for a public consultation. More concerningly for […] Continue reading