There are to be two public consultation meetings in the next couple of weeks about the proposals to turn Kings Norton High School into an academy.
It is proposed the KNHS will become an ARK Academy for 11 to 18 year olds from January 2012.
Earlier this month, local resident Bob Whitehead outlined his objections to the proposals in a guest post on B31 blog, concluding that: “…the Academy move is not a good idea. Parents should support their local school and keep it part of the local community and the community of schools in Birmingham. We are better off together than being hived off to private concerns. Harborne Hill School rejected ARK’s advances, so should Kings Norton High.”
Adversely, a flyer for the consultations states that: “The proposal will ensure that a good school remains on the site serving the Kings Norton community, and enable the school to build on its strengths to ensure it becomes a really outstanding school for local children.”
Members of the public are invited to attend one of the public consultation evenings at KNHS to learn more about the proposals and to make their views heard.
Consultations will be held at Kings Norton High School, Shannon Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham,West Midlands, B38 9DE on:
- Thursday 6 October: 6pm – 7pm and
- Monday 10 October: 6pm – 7pm
- Ark Schools website – includes feedback form to leave your views
- Bob Whitehead’s guest post on B31 Blog
- Kings Norton High School Academy threatened – Stirchley and Cotteridge Against the Cuts
Some useful contacts to find out more: