By Audlem Webteam - 10th March 2006 12:09pm
Campaigning parents remain defiant as education chiefs are planning to axe Buerton school. Education chiefs say it will cost almost £280,000 to bring the school up to standard, but save £77,000 from the schools budget if it is axed. Villagers and parents have slammed the figures claiming they do not allow for the impact on the local community or other costs, such as transporting children to schools further away.
The education authority says the per pupil costs at Buerton are almost double the average and providing new facilities such as a school hall, kitchen and larger hard play area will be expensive. But parents disagree. Denise Lawson says: "Building these facilities is not necessary as we already share facilities with Bridgemere Primary. We believe the quality of the education our children receive here is worth any extra cost but we don't think the council's figures are accurate."
Parents were disappointed the public consultation with education officers did not answer many of their questions. They must now wait until 4th April for a decision on the proposed closure by Cheshire County Council. There is a fuller story on this issue in today's Nantwich Guardian.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Urgent repairs needed to St James ChurchYou may have noticed the stone masons working at St James Church, we are grateful for the money given by the community which has enabled us to start the necessary repairs.However we URGENTLY need further funds to enable new work which has come to light to be carried out without delay. As mentioned in the AudlemOnline article last week, we had...
For many years people have walked via the farm drive and generally always been polite and courteous but over the last couple of weeks we have had incidents of (on these occasions) gentlemen (I use the term loosely) that have been trespassing and allowing their dogs to run freely on private land used to feed livestock. Not only is this a danger to yourself for example, you may be somewhere that...
July 23rdThe funeral of John Marsden will take place at 11.30am on Tuesday, July 23rd in St James' Church, Audlem.John was a Church warden in Audlem some years...
Thursday 18th Jul
Audlem Town Hall
Scout & Guide Hall