Fundamental issue with academies
Dear Sir, — Since the end of last term, the students at Sandbach High School have not been using the drama studio, swimming pool or sports hall at Sandbach Leisure Centre due to a dispute between Sandbach High School and the Everybody Sports and Recreation Trust, which runs the leisure centre.
Thanks to the good work of Labour councillor Dorothy Flude, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member for children and families, and Cheshire East Council staff, an agreement has been brokered between the school and the leisure centre and the students are now using the leisure centre facilities.
An attempt to resolve the dispute earlier in the summer failed when the headteacher cancelled a meeting for personal reasons.
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