Yesterday I joined a small demonstration outside the Holland Park School. The Governors were meeting to discuss becoming an academy on the same day that we hear of the financial mess the academy programme is in.
To judge by the response of people walking by, this is a very unpopular move but, typically, there has been virtually no consultation, just a letter to parents.
A group of students have set up a site and are running a petition
It would be a tragedy if this school, which was a beacon for comprehensive education at its best, now became a beacon for a fragmented, damaged state education system