Sir David Amess MP petitioning the House of Commons over funding for grammar schools in Southend. The petition is available to sign in SHSB at the moment (until Monday I think).
This has been brewing for some time but looks like it all came to a head when SHSB got outstanding in every field following their recent Ofsted inspection. As a reward their funding was cut!
It is obvious that all schools are having cutbacks but the grammar schools have historically had to accept a lower rate of funding than other secondary schools in the same area.
Quite frankly the schools are running out of ways to make cutbacks without impacting on the excellent education and opportunities they offer the pupils.