Conservative Schools Spokesman, Cllr. Andrew Wealls, has thanked parents and carers who voted in the ballot on whether Hove Park School should become an Academy.
In the ballot, 71% (387) of parents who voted stated that they do not agree with Headteacher, Derek Trimmer’s, plans to turn Hove Park School into an Academy. 35.6% of the 1,528 ballot papers that were sent out to parents were returned.
Cllr. Wealls said: “I would like to thank all the parents and carers who have taken part in the ballot – it is great that so many of them care passionately about the future direction of Hove Park School. The ballot will feed into the wider ongoing consultation and will form part of the information that the Headteacher and Governors will need to digest in order to come to a final decision. The Conservative Group remains strongly supportive of the Headteacher and the Governors, who have done a fantastic job of turning the school around in the last couple of years. We have complete trust in their ability to make whichever decision they feel is in the best interests of the pupils attending the school and will back them all the way.”