Downhills Primary School to become an academy
A north London school which has been fighting conversion to academy status has been told it will become a sponsored academy in September.
The Department for Education (DfE) said Michael Gove made the decision about Downhills Primary having considered its "chronic underperformance".
A campaigner from Save Downhills said the group was "desperately upset".
The primary school in Haringey had been placed in special measures in February following an Ofsted report.
The academy will be run by the Harris Federation, an educational charity.
On Tuesday, a number of teachers at the school - who are members of the National Union of Teachers - went on strike for the second time over the plans.
Read more ... (BBC News - 20 June)