‘We are in a sinking ship’: Parents fear for Guilden Morden Primary School’s future after tense meeting

PUBLISHED: 12:32 26 May 2016




Parents at Guilden Morden Primary School have expressed fears the school is ‘spiralling out of control’ with staff leaving, a reduction in classes from four to three, and parents trying to move their children.

A meeting was held on Tuesday evening at the school to inform parents of updates since it was rated ‘inadequate’ after an inspection in September.

Speaking after the meeting one parent, who does not wish to be named, said: “We have been completely kept in the dark until now – no parent I know wants to keep their children there.”

Another said: “Parents were really upset at the meeting. We only had 30 minutes to ask questions. It’s not fair, we are in a sinking ship.”

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council said: “The council has put an enormous amount of support into this school and will continue to do so. There are no plans to close the school and it is on course to convert to an academy at the start of September. We have secured a full time acting headteacher for the whole of next term, and we are working hard to recruit new teachers.”

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