This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Academy schools should not be forced on parents by the government

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Responsible department: Department for Education

Academy status for a school should be a matter of parental choice by secret ballot, not forced on parents by government. No government should manage schools or their status of existence 'top-down'

I would like the House of Commons to consider a law to prevent schools being changed to academy status when it is against the wishes of parents of children at a school where this change is being proposed. No change should take place without the majority of parents voting for it.

This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months

350 signatures