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Letter from Parents

Some of the parent campaigns we have been working with wanted to respond to a letter from heads who are part of the Progressive Education Network. The text is below and you can read it in the Guardian

Dear Sir,
 
We were disappointed to see that some head teachers do not wish our plans for new, excellent schools in our communities to succeed. Many of us cannot afford to move into the right catchment area to get to the best schools, or pay school fees - and as a result we are denied a good local school. Many of us live in areas where there is no local school at all - or where population growth means there shortly won't be enough places. We have support across our communities and are working with education organisations and teachers to create an inspiring school with the class sizes, the discipline, the curriculum and the ethos that our children deserve. 

We call on politicians of all parties to support our plans and change a school system that supports the wealthy and ignores the wishes and energy of parents. 

Yours faithfully, 

Matt AaronsMesut ErzumrumluogluNecdet Orak
Barbara AffordEkrem EserSelma Oran
Sahil AhmedOmer Faruk AykolUmit Ornek
Hanna AhmedEd FawssettHalil Oruk
Tania AitkenGary FentonHasan Ovayolu
Serhat AkcaEleanor FinnSulhan Ozdilek
Mahmut AkcayNicola FirthOzlem Ozer
Memet AkinKimberley FisherKezban Ozer
Mahmut AkinSimon FitzpatrickFuat Ozer
Parahat AkmuradovMarisa FormicolaEray  Ozer
Sirin AkpinarLydia FrancisGokmen Ozkan
Mehmet AksuJames FranklinNurgul Ozturk
Fatih AkyildizSteven FraserDeniz Ozyurt
Aybulat AletdinovSarah FretwellClaire Palmer
Jo AlexanderRuth FretwellPaula Panther
Qasom AliAlan FrostClare Passfield
Zeyn AliJoanne FrostLorraine Patrick
Mustak Ali PatelMichael FurseJ Paul Hand
Haci  Ali YilmazMick GaleAndy Payne
Rustam AliyevMaria GarsideAndrew Peace
Louisa Almgren-FalkenDovlet GeldiyevElaine Peace
Dragica AmanovicNicola GentryJasmin Pelham
Eyup AnderogluGeorge GlennieTayfun Perincek
Celia AndersonLouise GlennieMargaret Pettican
Frédérique AndréaniDevlet GociyevAlan Pettican
Mike ApplebyDovlet GociyevAlan Pettican
Robert ArmigerHakan GokceJane Phillips
Helen ArmitageMesut GokkayaCara Pillar
Terry ArmitageCarole GoodallLily Pollock
Erhan  AslanAngela GoodfellowMatt Pollock
Ali AslanBrenda GoodfellowJuliet Pomerance
Mike AsquithCenk GozlerKaren Popple
Sue AsquithMichelle Grainger MeadJean Preston
Ilknur AstarciChris GrayMath Preston
Maksat AtajanovPam GrayJenny Price
Hajymyrat AtayevAndrew GrayCarol Priest
Veysel AtliVictoria GreavesK Priestley
Lois AustinCatherine GreenRichard Priestley
Bev AutyJane GreenSusie Proctor
Neil AutyMark GreenAmy Proto
Ayhan AydemirWendy GreenPaolo Proto
Hatice AydinLaurie Green  Mark Pyrah
Mufit AydinJeanette GreenwoodLiz Radford
Fuat AyginJennifer GriffithsPhilip Radford
Kadir AytacBen GuestCarole Raistrick
Adnan AzakKate GuestRichard  Ramsbotham
Sultan AzakMahmut GunaydinAngelita Ravizzoli
Temel BagdatAli GunaydinMaigread Reynolds
Kerry BainesNicola GunstonePhilippa Robb
Zehra BakirRamazan GuveliJacqueline Roberts
Claire BallHavva GuveliG Robinson
Clayton BarberYusuf HacihalilogluKate Robinson
Delphine BarkerKeith HaismanMichael Robinson
Graham BarkerJennet HajiyevaFiona Robinson
Leanne BarkerFatih HalimogluDanielle Rodriguez
Joanne BarracloughGracie HallamPaul Rodriguez
Howard BarracloughIan HallamLouise Rooney
Shakil BashirNikki HamiltonRon Rooney
Sobia BashirSarah HansonMichelle Rosconie
Hasan Basri YekelerJane HansonJoanne Round
Heather BattsMark HansonJo Ryder
Andrea BattyDaniel HardingTim Ryder
Amanda BaxterRosie HarrisonErick Sally
Ibrahim BayFreda HayneKamuran Samar
Enes BayrakAta HayranJoyce  Sanderson
Steve BeaumontKarl Hayward-BradleyIkmet Sari
Sue BeaumontSusannah HicklingNicola Saunders
John BeckIzzet HickmetNicola Saville
Katie BeckCaz HigginsPaul Saville
Neil BeckSuzie HobartLeane Scott
Emma BeckLisa HolmesYavuz Seckin
Linda BeckNichola HolmesEsra Emel Selamet
Dinmukhammed BekmagambetovJudy HoltonCemil Selcuk
Paloma BelaundeGaynor HowesAli Selvi
Patrick  BellShirley HoyleAli  Sen
Charlie Ben-NathanVito HuangIsmail Sen
Neil BentonHelen HudsonOmer Sener
Sara BentonSimon HugillEmrah Sener
Jemal BerdimuradovaSusannah HugillGebhard Serafin
Begench BerdimyradovSajid HussainHelena Serafin
Hasan BeretArif HussainUmit Serce
Mita BhattacharyyaHatice IbisAtilla Seril
Engin BilginSultan IleriLeona Shaw
Adam BlackburnAlper IlginozKaren Sheard
Jane BlackburnPaula InghamTina Shehu
Amanda BlakeleyKen InghamKeryn Shepherd
Debs BlakeySteve IngreyEngin Sicimogullari
Mark BlenkinsopAmanda InwoodHugo Simpson
Caroline BlighYusuf IsikKate Simpson
Nicola BoothroydLinkson JackEmre Simsekler
Richard BottomleyBecky JackieJohn Smith
Natalie BourneKarl JaegerLisa Smith
Samantha BowerJoshua JaegerNicole Smith
Veronica BradfordSteve JansenStewart Smith
Gary BridgewoodTracey JarratCarrie Smith
Lynne BriggsDovletjan JelilovRachel Smith-Le Flocq
Joanne BrookeGeraldine JonesDiana Snell
Lyndsey Brooke AdamsNesli Dogan JoyeuxAndrew Snowdon
Sarah BrookesSarah JubbJulia Speller
Alisha BrookesSteven JubbClare Spencer
Darren BrookesAngela JullingsGlynne Steele
Emily BrookesIlhan KabakLorna Stephen
Jessica BrookesHamza KahramanSasha Stevenson
Louise BrookesAhmet KahyaJoanne Stock
Luke BrookesKuvvat KakayevPaul Stokes
Mandy BrookesGeldi KakayevGokhan Suluhan
Mark BrookesYazgul KakayevaErkan  Sun
Rachel BrookesAdem KantarJez Surman
Richard BrookesMurat KaracayLesley Surman
Andy BuckleyMustafa Kasim ErolMichelle Sutherland
Debbie BuckleyIbrahim  KayaLee Sutton
Selim BulutKoray KayaTracey Sutton
Serena BurgessZubeyde KayakciBakhodir Suyarov
Yusuf BuzOzcan KelesRichenda Symonds
Saliha CabukMehtap KelesMalc Taalmage
Ali Hamza CakarCraig KelletYavuz Tan
Adil CaliskanMichelle KelletSuleyman Tank
Elisa CallaghanJulie KellyJacob Tas
Debbie CareyPeter KellyTuncay Tas
Carol CarrCraig KellyFatma Taskiran
Natalie CarrAlison kellyAlison Taylor
Paul CarrPam KennettVakkas Tekin
Nicky Carter   Peter KesslerJane Templeton
Tikki CashEmel KestekAyhan Tergip
Nicola CassidyMaya KhalfeyHayes Thompson
Cynthia CastertonDarius KhwajaJoanne Thompson
Susan CatonAllison KienlenAlan Thompson
Fatih CayMike KienlenMarian Thompson
Orhan CayaEileen  KiernanLisa Thornton
Fatih  CelebiJudith KilburnRob Thornton
Burak CetindereLouise KilburnLindsay Tilby Baxter
Penny ChalkleyMichael KilburnSteph Timcke
Rachel ChappelowKaty KinchZehra Tok
Samantha CheshireMehmet KirkgecitM. Burak Toparli
Kate ChilcottTamer KizilagacSally Trueman
Aysegoul ChouseinglouAlexa KochDr Salim  Tuncay
Cuneyt CicekSemikian KonateHakan Ugur
Sami CicekyurtTemel KongulYusuf Ulas
Ali CifciSavas KonurCihan Uluisik
Sevgi CifciAhmet KoseHasan Efe Uslu
Handan CinarAfua KudomMustafa Uslu
Kendra ClemoSerkan KurtMediha Uslu
Lee CliffS KurtSerkan Ustundag
Pat CliffMeryem KurtFeyza Ustundag
Amanda CoeZeliha Kuscu BagdatErsin Uzel
Stephen CoeMark LeadbetterImke Valentien
Annetie CoffetJanet LehainAnne Valentine
Serpil ColakMark LehainRamazan Varlikli
Lucy CollinsStephen LeonardBridget Vater
Sally ConnollyHenry LeonardCath Wade
Ronan ConnollyJacky LeonardJoanne Wadsworth
Sandra CookMandy LeonardDavid Waite
Andrew CookSharon LightStephen Waite
Peter CookeRobert LightYvonne Waite
Emma CopleyMaire LoweGeorge Walker
Amanda CoppinKim LundKatie Wallace
Ahmet CopursanCosmo LushCarolyn Walpole
Sevde Nur CopursanSue LyonStephen Walsworth
Dilek CopursanJames MackintoshDenise Walsworth
Emrah  CoskunPhilippa MackintoshRachel Wardman-Cook
Julian CousinsSue MackrillAndrew Warnett
Anne-Marie CoyVince MaddenKaren Warnett
Hayley CribbCathy Madoc JonesTim Waters
Janice CrowtherPascal Madoc JonesSandy Watson
Fikret CubukEva MarsdenHannah Watson
John CulshawAlex  MarsonSteven Watson
Yasin DagdasNicola MarsonCaroline Wattley
Kate DalyGreg MartinGina Wechselberger
Martin DathanLorraine MartinEd West
Dominic DavenportPhil MartinDiana Westlake
Jim DaviesRichard MartinKate White
Janet DawkinsTania MartinLuke White
Alistair DawsonJan MarzecSarah Wilkes
Barry DawsonAbulfat MasimovJill Wilkinson
Christine DawsonSharon MasonKevin Wilkinson
Julie DawsonGail MayhewLucy Wills
Jon De MariaAbigail McAndrewDavid Wilson
Paula DeaneClaire McCarthyMatthew Wilson
Gladys DelphinStuart McCarthyNicola Wilson
Bedri DemirCaroline McCartneySarah Withers
Eyup DemirelKate McCreeryCandice Wood
Ali DemirokAmanda McGillLara Wood
Mehmet DengizMark MclaughlinH Woodcock
Filiz DengizTricia MensaPippa Woodroffe
George DietrichMrurat MeralPatrick Woodruffe
Liz DietrichMehmet MercanLucy Woodruffe
Onur  DoganMustafa MericGraham Woods
Elaine DownJoshua MillaisJoy Woods
Stephen DruceNick  MillsNicki Woods
Louise DuckettSara MitchellPaul Woods
Julie DysonPaul MitchellJoanne Woodward
Marcia EastmanIbrahim NalbantNicola Worthington
Laura EdirisingheFozia NaseemBerni Wressel
Kemal  EdizMr NaseemHakan Yalcin
Stephen EdwardsMrs NaseemGultekin  Yapar
Carol EdwardsCarol NaultyTaganmyrat Yarmuhammedov
Carole EdwardsAmar  NazirKerem Yavuzarslan
Geoff EdwardsKaty NewmanHalil Yetkinlioglu
Nathan EdwardsNicky NewsomeTamer Yigit
Yasin EkmenPaul NewsomeHalil Yildirim
Fadime EkmenJohn NewtonIdris Yildiz
Stephen EllisPaul NorthropErkan Yildizsabah
Caroline EllisSevde Nur CopursanUgur Yilmaz
Gulsen EminovaShaun ObrienEmel Yilmaz
Zeynep EnginAndrea OBrienYasin Yilmaz
Erman EnginGerry O'DonnellMustafa Yilmaz
Mr & Mrs ErcanOktay OgrediciEflatun Yilmaz
Mustafa ErdemDeniz OgulToby Young
Erhan  ErmisMarcia O'KeeffeIan Young
Haci  ErmisAbdullah OkuyukuNeslihan  Yucel
Cihan ErsaruGokhan OmurAsim Zeybek
Osman ErturkDr Mehmet C OnalTara Zubairy Moore