The DfE has announced that it will not force Snaresbrook primary school in Redbridge to become a sponsored academy.
Snaresbrook was judged by Ofsted to be failing in June this year and the DfE indicated that their preference was for the school to be taken over as a sponsored academy. Parents, governors, councillors, the local council and other local stakeholders immediately mounted a campaign against this and said that significant improvements were being made.
On 29 October the DfE announced that they would not intervene and force the school to become an academy, saying:
Snaresbrook Primary School does not have a history of underperformance and has made significant progress after being judged to require special measures by Ofsted in June.