I read the article in the Gazette about the Hillcrest takeover of Hillingdon Manor and the headline 'Parents happy with takeover' [Gazette, November 26].

As a parent of a child at Hillingdon Manor School, I feel I must inform you that parents have only been told about the takeover - on no occasion have our views been canvassed and we have not even had a meeting with Hillcrest.

The future of the school has been uncertain for some time and, I feel that I speak for many parents, that all we want is to be kept informed about our children's future at the school.

Furthermore, given the fact that children with autism are resistant to, and upset by changes, the school has had three principals in three years.

Again, I feel that I speak for many parents, that there is too much positive publicity surrounding marketing the school and recent publications and not enough attention paid to addressing the children's special educational needs.