Campaigners have launched a petition against plans to turn Sherington Primary School into an academy, taking it out of Greenwich Council’s control.
In a letter issued to parents last month, the school confirmed it was considering its future arrangements because “we can’t sit back and let the future take care of itself”.
Local MP Matt Pennycook, who attended a meeting of parents and staff at Charlton House last night, has said he is “puzzled and concerned” by the move.
“I know of no pressing challenges that require this outstanding local school to consider altering its existing structure, let alone a robust case for rushing toward a decision in principle to convert to an academy in the near future,” he said after the news broke.
The petition can be found at https://www.change.org/p/sherington-governing-body-we-say-no-to-sherington-primary-converting-to-an-academy.
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