About 120 people demonstrated outside Elton Community Primary School in Bury on 2 December against it being forced into becoming an academy.
Two Tory governors had to wait outside the school while parents, current students, ex-students, trade unionists and Labour councillors shouted their disapproval. Everyone agreed that forcing the change would do the school no good at all.
People were pleasantly surprised at the good turnout.
It was pointed out to the Tory governors that the community and the parents in particular were completely opposed to the school becoming an academy.
One man listed all the members of his family who had started at Elton primary and since gone on to become well qualified doctors, engineers, and biochemists.
Anti Academies Alliance AGM
The Anti Academies Alliance will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25 January. The meeting will take place from 1pm to 4pm in central London.