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Free school debate is starting to get nasty
3:27pm Thursday 12th July 2012 in Letters
I WRITE regarding the free school at Woolston. Seven years ago the people of Woolston began a campaign to save the high school.
Our parish councillors and MP Helen Jones stood with us at the Town Hall.
One councillor lent me his tin and wooden spoon to make a noise.
Clr Froggat stood at the front of the Church of the Ascension and told us how to save our school.
The Lib Dem/Tory council was blamed.
Then we received a lifeline – a free school. However now we have had a change of party running the council – same people, same criteria, but Labour does not believe in free schools and we are now persona non grata.
Mr Froggat says that the parents of children at Bruche School will be confused if the free school uses the infants. How insulting considering that the leading campaigner Colin Scotland’s child attends Bruche. They are well informed.
I am led to believe that the head teachers and staff of both Green Lane and Foxwood do not want to move as they believe their schools are fit for purpose and adapted as they want them.
Woolston High School was built for more than one thousand pupils.
The time the school will be shut for is at least 12 months and the cost to adapt it then leave two schools empty is immoral.
The remarks coming from Mr Froggat are nasty and uncalled for.
This is not about children’s education, it is political and I for one know where my X will not be going at the next election.
G QUIGLEY Woolston