A TRUST chosen to take over a school set to become an academy has just pulled out of the plans.

The trust, the identity of which is not currently known, was set to take over Moulsecoomb Primary School in Brighton.

The school was issued an academy order by the Government, meaning control of it will be forcibly taken from Brighton and Hove City Council.

But now the trust has pulled out following protests from parents and staff.

Asked by the Argus to reveal the identity of the trust, both the National Education Union (NEU) and the city council declined.

Craig Arden, regional officer for the NEU, said: “We’re pleased to hear that due to the campaigning of parents, an academy trust has realised it would be a mistake to step in and take over a school in the face of such strong community opposition.

“Staff and parents believe the Ofsted inspection in April harshly and inaccurately deemed the school to be inadequate, when they could see progress clearly being made.”

The news comes after SATS results from the school showed “improvements” in several areas.