Council takes control of troubled Harold Hill special needs school

Havering Town Hall

Havering Town Hall - Credit: Archant

A troubled special needs school has had its budget suspended by Havering Council, who will now take control of financial affairs.

Dycorts School, in Settle Road, Harold Hill, will now be under management of the town hall due to “some issues”.

The news comes as long-serving headteacher Geoffrey Wroe is set to face two assault charges at Romford Magistrates’ Court next month. He has been absent since March following the allegations.

Cllr Meg Davis, Cabinet Member for Children and Learning, said: “There are some issues at Dycorts where we feel that we need to provide additional support and advice, therefore we have taken the decision to suspend the budget. This allows us to take over running the budget, and support staff and governors directly.”

The results of a recent Ofsted inspection are expected to be published in the coming days.