This petition closed over 1 year ago
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.