Friday, November 17, 2006

Good news and bad news on Tory school closures...

Good news: the independent schools adjudicator has today thrown out Tory plans to close Lacey Gardens infants school in Louth and merge it with the nearby juniors.

Bad news: the adjudicator has also given the go-ahead for Ermine Infants to close in Lincoln and merge with the nearby Juniors - despite massive objections from almost everyone except the county council Tories.

The plans were even condemned by two Tory city councillors for the Ermine.

The excellent and widely-respected Head Teacher Lorraine Smith quit Ermine Infants last year, after protesting that saying that the Tories were putting politics before education.

Today is another very sad day for the Ermine.

UPDATE: See report in Lincs Echo

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