The campaign to keep Scarcroft, Knavesmire and Millthorpe schools local and accountable steps up a gear this week. Parents and staff from the 3 schools are being given flashy presentations on the so-called benefits of removing the schools from the LEA’s funding safety net. Meanwhile, York People’s Assembly are promoting a petition to Stop Academies in York and encouraging members of the community to get along and support them 2 events.
First up, they’ll be handing in postcards calling on the Council to hold a binding ballot of parents at West Offices just after 5.20pm on Tuesday (19th). Next up is a Community Picnic on Scarcroft Green, from 3.30pm on Friday (22nd). The idea is to gather people from across the community for a fun afternoon with a serious message about the schools’ futures, and members of the public have been invited to bring support.