UK Government Education Secretary - Michael Gove
United Kingdom

Batley Girls' High School is a single-sex school in Batley, West Yorkshire. The local authority have decided that single sex education is not working in this area, despite the fact the BGHS has the highest CVA in Kirklees. We are one of the top 6 Visual Arts schools in the country, yet Kirklees are proposing the following:

■ from September 2013 Batley Girls’ High School relocates to Field Hill (alongside BBEC)
■ Batley Girls’ High School loses its Sixth form
■ Batley Girls’ High School reduces in size from 1180 students to 675
■ the Howden Clough site becomes a co-educational academy run by an external sponsor (E-ACT).

We, the undersigned, call on the Secretary of Education, Michael Gove, to stop the plans made by Kirklees Council to re-locate Batley Girls' High School, and to approve Academy status.

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The Save Batley Girls' High School! petition to UK Government Education Secretary - Michael Gove was written by Mellisa Dean and is in the category Education at GoPetition.