Earlier this year, Downhills School, N15, was put on a notice to improve - and subsequently is on Gove's list of 500 schools pinpointed to become Sponsored Academies by September. Our school is seen to be failing, but our year 6 results really only tell a very small part of the story of Downhills.
The school is very happy, inclusive, creative and totally reflective of a very diverse community.
The move to become an academy is opposed by all staff, all governors and a large group of parents.
We have now launched a campaign to save our school, we really believe that the best thing for the continuing improvement of the school and the growth of our children is to be a community school.