Staffordshire County Council - as part of BSF - foisted an academy, onto Tamworth run by Landau Forte. Now the BSF money has disappeared, only the academy is getting the money to build an 11-16 school and sixth for centre. The sixth form centre will provide 16+ education for whole town as existing sixth form provision is being completely removed, so no choice.
There was a local campaign (Hands Off Tamworth Schools - HOTS) but it was completely ignored.
On 7th December 2010, we discovered that another secondary school - Queen Elizabeth's Mercian (QEMS) - has been simply handed over to Landau Forte with no public knowledge whatsoever. QEMS was coming out of special measures and so had an executive governorship. It is next door to the site of the sixth form centre.