An injunction against the transfer of the school has been sought by parents campaigning to save the school from the transfer amid concerns over the proposed Trusts suitability to run the school.

Members have been participating in a series of strike days as they campaign to seek to revoke the academy order placed on the school calling for a reinspection by Ofsted.

Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint General Secretary said

“Today is a great day for the Waltham Holy Cross community. Members and parents, working together, have shown that academisation is not a forgone conclusion and can be resisted.

Jerry Glazier NEU Essex Branch Secretary said “The decision not to transfer has vindicated the union’s decision to support members in protesting against forced academisation. This now creates the space to enable the Secretary of State to reflect on the progress the school has made and revoke the Academy order.”

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