"Hand back schools," say Isle of Wight parents

Parents and politicians on the Isle of Wight are calling for the country's largest academy chain to hand back their schools and LEAVE.

The Academies Enterprise Trust currently runs schools in Ryde and Sandown. But plans to merge them, leaving Sandown without secondary education, have led to dismay and anger.

Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports on how emotions are running high.

Interviewees: Nathan Doran, Deputy Head Boy; Tom Sealey, sixth form student; Cllr Chris Whitehouse, Lead for Children's Services, Isle of Wight Council, Con; Cllr Bob Blezzard, Lake Parish Council, Lib Dem; Janet Coe, parent; and John McGee, National Union of Teachers, Isle of Wight.