Tapton secondary school in Crosspool is to break away from the council to become an academy.
Governors feel such a move would be in the school’s best interest, earning it a bonus of more than £740,000 a year and allowing them to balance the books by negotiating better value services.
Teachers at Tapton are against the move, fearing that becoming an academy will not raise educational standards.
Two negative responses were received from parents when 2,000 letters were sent out.
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