Claim that ECC 10 Year Education Plan ‘Still Failing’ Uttlesford Families

After a review of the new Essex County Council 10-year education plan, R4U has said it is concerned that ECC is still failing to provide enough school places. ECC has …read more →

R4U and Saffron Walden Town Council support proposal by Saffron Academy Trust to take over former Friends School site

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) and the Saffron Walden Town Council are supporting a joint proposal by the Department for Education and Saffron Academy Trust, operators of the Katherine Semar and …read more →

Class sizes of 60? SWCHS head asks residents to think about education cuts when they vote

The Saffron Walden County High School (SWCHS) head has asked voters to think about education when they vote in June because local schools are facing £millions in cuts. She says …read more →

Reopen the Friends as a state school? We think so. And we’ve urged Essex County Council to take action

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has urged Essex County Council to adopt the private Walden School (formerly the Friends’ School) as a state institution when it closes in July. Last week …read more →

R4U opposes £2 million cuts to Uttlesford Secondary Schools

Residents for Uttlesford is opposing the more than £2 million funding cuts being forced onto Uttlesford schools by central government. Anthony Gerard, R4U’s prospective candidate for the ECC Stansted Division …read more →

Saffron Walden secondary students to go to Newport thanks to Tory UDC Cabinet Local Plan

The UDC Cabinet’s failing Local Plan will force new Saffron Walden students to Newport due to the lack of planned spaces. In its Local Plan UDC must find space for …read more →

More changes to school bus schedules announced by ECC

Following problems since alterations at the beginning of term, there are changes to school bus schedule starting Monday 17th October. The issues with the grossly overloaded 322 Old Harlow to …read more →

R4U refers Essex County Council to Department for Education for investigation into failure to provide school transport

R4U has asked the Department for Education to investigate ECC for a breach of its statutory duty to provide school transport. Over the summer ECC forced through adverse changes to school …read more →

Utter failure by Essex County Council on secondary school places & school transport

ECC are completely ignoring catchment areas Essex County Council used to provide free school transport for students going to their catchment school (in education speak, for those in the ‘priority …read more →

Saffron Walden School Funding Collapses; County Councillor Calls for Urgent Action – Press Release

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), the local party of towns and villages, has announced that its Essex County Councillor John Lodge has called for urgent action by Essex County Council on …read more →