Hinderwell School concerns

Concerns have been raised by Councillor John Ritchie about the level of consultation with parents as Hinderwell School in Seamer appears to move relentlessly closer to becoming an academy.

John Ritchie Falsgrave & Stepney

John Ritchie
Falsgrave & Stepney

Cllr John Ritchie, who represents Falsgrave Park ward and is also a County Councillor believes the school is being “bullied” into becoming an academy by central Government. He said:
“People have already been told it’s becoming an academy. I believe the decision was taken weeks ago. There’s nothing wrong with academies – they can work – but they’re not the only answer and schools should not be forced into it.
The school has produced no evidence that they’ve had a balanced look at this and considered the alternatives.”
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