Hanham families join education cuts protest

May 08 2017

PARENTS of children at Samuel White's Infant School in Hanham were among the first to raise concerns about the impact of the funding crisis.

PARENTS of children at Samuel White's Infant School in Hanham  were among the first to raise concerns about the impact of the funding crisis.

Mum Lucy Morgan told the meeting that 27 parents at a meeting to discuss SATs tests had expressed worries that their children's education would be adversely affected by the real-terms cut in money for schools.

She urged parents in other schools to hold their own meetings and to ask their head teachers how they were planning to cope.

Demonstrations are planned in Winterbourne on May 14 and in Bristol on May 20 and Hanham parents are expected to take part. 

The Fair Funding for all Schools - South Glos group has been trying to establish parent contacts at all schools in the district and is urging parents and members of the community to ask candidates in the general election what they propose to do about school funding.

It has created banners that parent groups can buy to put up outside their schools and has begun crowdfunding to meet its expenses.

The group is working closely with the national campaign and with the Fair Funding for all Schools Bristol group.