8:15 pm, Wed 20 Jun 2012
Parents lose fight to save school
Parents fighting to save a north London school from being converted into an academy have tonight lost their battle.
Downhills Primary in Tottenham was one of four failing schools in the area singled out to become an academy - but campaigners fought the proposal, arguing that it was improving.
Tonight the Department of Education has announced it will go ahead with those plans and that the school will be taken over by the Harris Federation in September.
4:25 pm, Thu 29 Mar 2012
Parents threaten legal action over academy decision
Parents say they will seek judicial review if the Education Secretary doesn't back down.
Credit: London Tonight.
Education Secretary Michael Gove is facing stiff opposition over plans to force a North London school to become an academy.
The Board of Governors at Downhills Primary School in Haringey opposed Academy Status - so were sacked.
Now, angry parents at Downhills have issued Michael Gove with an ultimatum.
They have given him two weeks to reinstate the orginal Board of Governors or they will seek a judicial review.
10:18 pm, Thu 15 Mar 2012
Education Secretary replaces school's governors
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has replaced the governors of a Haringey primary school with an "executive board". The Department for Education claims Downhills Primary School is failing pupils and wants it to become an academy, but parents want the school to stay under local authority control.