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Volume 642: debated on Wednesday 13 June 2018


Wednesday 13 June 2018

Presented Petition

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Felixstowe Academy

The petition of residents of Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal and the wider Suffolk area,

Declares that the most recent Ofsted report for Felixstowe Academy declares it as an ‘Inadequate’ school and that the Academy has been placed into ‘Special Measures’; further notes Ofsted’s damning summary that outcomes for pupils are below the government’s floor standards; that Special Education Needs pupils do not make adequate progress; that there is a culture of bullying at the school that has not been dealt with effectively; that too many parents have lost faith in the school’s ability to deal with that bullying; that too many pupils are persistently absent; and that the support provided by the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) has been ineffective in helping the school to improve since the previous inspection.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to remove the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) from the management of Felixstowe Academy so the school can have a fresh start under new leadership for the benefit of pupils.

And the petitioners remain, etc.