School fights academy statuts

A Norfolk school, deemed to be failing by inspectors, is fighting attempts to turn it into an academy.

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Row over Norfolk primary school's proposed academy status

A Primary School in Norfolk could become a test case for the whole country in a row over whether it should be made to take academy status.

Parents at the Cavell Primary School in Norwich have started a campaign against turning the school into an academy.

It comes after Ofsted placed the school in special measures, prompting Norfolk County Council to replace its Board of Governors.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Jim Rice

Norfolk school comes out fighting over academy proposal

A Norfolk school, deemed to be failing by inspectors, is fighting attempts to turn it into an academy.

Cavell Primary, in Norwich, was rated inadequate by Ofsted in March. Now the school says officials at the county council are trying to force it to become an academy.

The school says it is already making rapid improvements by working with other schools in the area, but the authority does not agree.

It has placed its governors with an interim board.

Rob Anthony, the former chair of governors, explains the situation.

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