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help one in a million free school to open as planned in 2012
To: minister for education or your local mp
One in a million free school Bradford was due to open 3rd September 2012. This is a brand new school. The head and staff have worked tirelessly to make sure this school is open for the first intake of year 7 children. This is a great exciting venture and the staff children and parents are all...…
One in a million free school Bradford was due to open 3rd September 2012. This is a brand new school. The head and staff have worked tirelessly to make sure this school is open for the first intake of year 7 children. This is a great exciting venture and the staff children and parents are all looking forward to the opening in 9 days time. The government have now decided on the 24th August at 2pm not to fund this school. We want to ask the government to think this decision through again. It is so important to the children that this school is open on time for the children who have been given places and who are expecting to be starting their new journey in to upper school at One in a million.
This petition closed on September 10, 2012.
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My son James and others are expecting to be starting school in 9 days time. James has additional needs and there is not another school in this area that is suited to James needs. He had no social skills and does not like to interact with many people and the nearest school has 1,800 pupils on roll whereas One in a million would have 50 per year starting with only 50 this year. Then building up slowly to a maximum of 350 across all the years. He is not academic and is under average and the One in a million school is providing a safer environment with a curriculum that is suited to the needs of the children who need extra help and support. The enthusiasm and positive approach of the head and staff is above and beyond what we could expect from a larger school. This news that the Government has decided not too go ahead with funding this great school has come as an enormous devastating blow. Staff are expecting to start work in 9 days time will now be out of work. We would like to show the government how disgusted we all are with the decision not to fund at such a late stage in the academic year, when it is not possible now to look at alternative schools, get new uniform, sort out transport and child care.
Update #1Posted by Janet East (Campaign Leader) on Aug 29, 2012
meeting parents today in town at school grounds around one ish. need to move this up a gear now and fight as a group! We stand stronger as a whole! all your support is invaluable and we are so thankful for every one standing with us for our children and to show the government that they are wrong!!!!! They are meant to be there for the people! And we are the people so lets show em!!!
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