Unison says the school should remain open and claims the government’s ideological zeal for academies is the reason it faces closure.
The proposed closure of Woodfield Community Primary School is "an absolute disgrace" driven by ideology rather than common sense, according to Unison. Wendy Nichols, branch secretary of the North Yorkshire branch of the trade union, has written to members at the...
Visitors will be able to view and buy art created by Harrogate College students at the event, which is part of a wider initiative to showcase local artists next month.
Busy Bees on Cornwall Road – registered as Kindercare, a name under which it previously traded – was inspected at the beginning of April. It scored ‘good’ across the board, with inspectors praising several aspects of its care and education.
The governors of Woodfield Community Primary School in Bilton have requested a consultation begin on the school’s closure.
Axel Brown, who competed at this year’s winter Olympics in Beijing, was born and raised in Harrogate.
St Joseph’s Pre-school and Playgroup on Skipton Road was praised by inspectors for the welcoming and supportive atmosphere it offers to children aged two to four.
A parent says the ongoing uncertainty over the future of Woodfield school is ‘shocking’ and calls for urgent clarity so families in Bilton can plan for the next school year in September.
Government inspectors say safeguarding is ‘effective’ and children are ‘extremely happy’.
Government inspectors describe the school as ‘an extremely rewarding place to learn’ with ‘an exceptional curriculum’.
Primary school admissions statistics for entry in September show that 96.6 per cent of children have been given their first preference. The figures published by North Yorkshire County Council today also show that 99.5 per cent of pupils got one of their five preferences. However, some parents have been left disappointed.
Councillor Paul Haslam, who represents the Bilton area and is a school governor at Woodfield, told a meeting that parents and pupils had become very concerned about the school’s future and that the county council now needed to make “some very quick decisions” to offer reassurances.
Parent Naomi Tomlinson says parents of the remaining 40 or so children at Woodfield Community Primary School are ‘praying for a miracle’ it will survive.