HWA Closure - legal costs funding appeal

The recent Government announcement that the High Weald Academy in Cranbrook is to close in part at Christmas, and in full at the end of this academic year, has created a huge local backlash and deep concern.
The loss of the only non-selective secondary school for miles around will seriously affect children and families in the Weald of Kent. The wider knock-on effect on the town of Cranbrook will also be significant; impacting local businesses, social clubs, sports teams and more.
Our solicitors have advised that in order to seek a Judicial Review of the decision, and to have the matter reconsidered by Government, our group should obtain an opinion on the merits of the case from a specialist barrister. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) turned down an application for the funding of this pre-action stage, suggesting instead that alternative funding should be considered.
We are seeking a total of £7,000 and are therefore reaching out to individuals, businesses and any other supportive sources for donations.


Fundraising team (3)

Helen Grant 
Maidstone, UK
Ben Ditton 
Team member
Simon Grant 
Team member