Parents have protested about their crisis-hit Birmingham school - claiming they are having to buy stationery for their own children.
Springfield Primary School in Sparkhill has been in special measures since 2015.
Its teachers have been staging strikes for a month now over fears that plans to turn it into an academy will lead to pay cuts and redundancies.
But now parents have claimed the primary school has been letting its 630 pupils down and want to see academy plans dropped.
Mother-of-three Aneela Ahmed said: "My son has had supply teachers since December. There is no consistency of teaching. There's been no homework, no trips and extra activities which other school children get.
"Our school is in so much debt, where has the money been spent - teachers are saying 'we're buying pencils, rubbers, we're buying stationary out of our pockets'. Where has the budget gone."
Under current education policy, all failing council run schools have to convert to an academy in a bid to provoke improvement. An Interim Executive Board, (IEB) is currently running the school while it converts.
About 40 supporters of the newly formed Springfield Parents Support team met at the nearby Woodlands Road Mosque following the morning school run yesterday (July 4).
They say they have been ignored in talks about the school's future. They did not know about the academy plan until the teachers went on strike a month ago over proposed cuts.
Measures such as 40 minute lunch breaks and half-days on Wednesdays, designed to cut costs, were introduced despite parents being opposed, they said.
Saima Kanwal said: "Instead of focusing on our problem which is special measures and improving our school, the local authority and the IEB just want to make our school an academy and wash their hands of us."
And Bashira Wahab added: "We want answers and we want things done for the benefit of our children.
"As we see it at the moment we have a huge problem our children are going to suffer."
They argue that there is growing evidence that academies do not automatically lead to improvement and are calling for a say in the school's future.
The Parent Support Team have raised petitions which will be presented to the city council's monthly meeting on July 10.
The Springfield IEB has said that it has improved the school since taking over.
A spokeswoman said: "The current leadership has reduced the in-year budget deficit, appointed permanent members of staff, improved pupil attendance, reduced school exclusions and is expecting significantly higher key stage two results for the year six pupils.
"However, because the school was judged as requiring special measures in May 2015 the Secretary of State issued a Directive Academy Order. "We know that some parents oppose academisation but this is not a decision the current leadership can have any influence over (and therefore cannot consult with parents) as it comes from the Department for Education."
She added that the school does arrange activities including residential visits, Wild Science activities, Bikeability, swimming and extra-curricular clubs.
The Department for Education said: "Our focus is on ensuring that every child has a good or outstanding school place.
"Where schools are failing, we believe that becoming an academy with the support of a strong sponsor is the best way to raise standards.
"We are confident that REAch2 will secure rapid and sustainable improvement in educational performance at the school, which has remained inadequate since May 2015."