Protest over St Albans academy schools proposals

DEMONSTRATORS of all ages came together in the city centre to protest about government proposals for academy schools.

They spent over an hour leafleting and talking to passers-by about the proposed new status which offers schools the opportunity to come out of direct local authority control.

A number of schools in the district have registered an interest in becoming an academy school and a recent meeting at Sandringham was picketed by protestors.