A council spokesperson said:
Our children and young people committee on June 2 resolved to conduct a ballot of Hove Park parents with regards to their proposal to move towards academy status.
The question put to parents was as follows: “Do you agree that Hove Park Secondary School should convert to become an Academy – Yes or No”.
The count has taken place today (Tuesday 15 July). A total of 1,528 ballot papers were sent out, and 544 responses were received – a return rate of 35.6%. The results were as follows:
Yes to becoming an academy: 156
No to becoming an academy: 387
(One ballot paper was rejected).
We have passed the results of the ballot on to Hove Park School.
The decision on whether a school should convert to become an academy is a matter for the school’s governors, not the council.