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“Now the Government must act for Moulsecoomb too” Greens say, following judicial review judgement on academy orders

The Government has today lost a judicial review case from a primary school in the West Midlands which had received a forced academy order.

Green Councillors have today urged the Government once again to revoke Moulsecoomb Primary School’s academy order.

It follows a judicial review from Yew Tree Primary School in the West Midlands, which successfully argued that due to OFSTED inspections not taking place, the order should be revoked.

Campaigners, staff, councillors, MPs children and families have continually argued that the academy order at Moulsecoomb Primary is unjust.

Despite no full OFSTED inspections taking place, monitoring visits to Moulsecoomb Primary School have continued to stress they are improving.

Councillor Hannah Clare, Chair Children Young People and Skills Committee said:

“This judgement is excellent news for Yew Tree Primary and the fight against the unjust forced academy orders that the Government is forcing on our schools. Now the Government must act for Moulsecoomb too and revoke their order.

“We have continued to stress that the voices of our community need to be heard in revoking this order and that the pandemic has presented real challenges for the primary school, meaning that the order should be revoked.”

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