Waltham Holy Cross Primary School

Parents are fighting against forced academisation of their children’s primary school, Waltham Holy Cross Primary, in Waltham Abbey, Essex, to NET Academies, which is sixth worst trust in England.

This website highlights the circumstances around the Ofsted inspection, the selection of  the Multi Academy Trust and issues with forced academy policy. It is our intention to fight the ruling that could change the school and the children's education for ever.

Latest article in the Guardian about our fight

How a parent’s bid to save their school exposes the rotten core of our democracy

This battle shines a light on the Whitehall takeover of our education system – a rehearsal for the trashing of parliamentary norms.

Some defenders of democracy tog themselves up in suits, joust over case law and star on the teatime news. Others raise two boys single-handedly in a market town in Essex, carry a smartphone with a perma-cracked screen, and do their best work in the dead of the night when the kids have gone to bed and there’s finally a bit of peace and quiet. Like Shaunagh Roberts.

Read it here

Secretary of State Letter

Many people may already be aware that the Department for Education has agreed to carry out an urgent investigation into allegations raised about the propriety and suitability of the proposed academy sponsor NET Academies Trust (NETAT) for our school.

Here is a letter that Colin Potter, Chair of Waltham Holy Cross Parents’ Committee wrote to the Secretary Of State for Education

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Sec of State letter

Everything is on hold....

Finally, we seem to be getting somewhere...

Investigations about the allegations are taking place. See the letter from the Secretary of States solicitor.....

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A letter from a former Head

The following letter was been written for a variety of audiences including the Essex Local Authority, The Regional School Commissioner, The Secretary of State for Education and OFSTED.

David Williams wanted to share it as it provides invaluable context for the fight that WHX is going through right now.
Thanks David

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