Parents fight Worthing High School's academy plans

Parents and children protesting outside Worthing High School

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Parents were out in force to protest against a school’s academy plans.

They were joined by pupils and teachers from Worthing High School which looks set to be turned into an academy.

The board of governors met at 6pm yesterday (May 30) to discuss sending the plans to the Department of Education following a six week consultation period.

Around 40 people, mostly from Worthing High Academy Action Group, held banners, handed out leaflets and chanted as the school bosses met.

Sarah Maynard, from the group, has two children at one of the local feeder schools.

She said: “We feel that the consultation has been rushed through and that anyone who opposes the plans has been dismissed.

“We fully expect the governors to vote in favour but until it is rubber stamped by the Department of Education there is an opportunity to reverse the decision.

“We will continue to fight it.”

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