Newham Spring & The Great School Robbery is a feature-length documentary, observing and investigating how the UK public education system is being transformed.
The film is a fascinating and powerful story of the uprising of parents and teachers as they resist the takeover of their schools.
This film charts the history of education and the welfare state and explains how we find ourselves in this situation where public services are being given away to private companies.
Chester, a parent, teacher and filmmaker finds himself at the heart of this battle. He has no choice but to point the camera at his community as the campaign spreads.
The film reveals how people in power are abusing their position to manipulate funding for personal gain, it reveals how almost £1billion has already been spent to privatise schools, money which should have been spent on teachers, pupils and their schools.
Once a school is academised it cannot revert back to public hands.
Today, over 72% of secondary and 42% of Primary schools with their land and assets have been privatised.