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Compass Suffolk petition against free school.

by nigelbennett on 12 March, 2011

Compass Suffolk a group of parents, teachers and local residents have created a community group petitioning against the proposed free school at Stoke by Nayland. They will be holding a public meeting at Gt Cornard Middle school on Tues 22nd March where you can hear all the issues and hear about the impact this proposal […]

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Threat of closure to Gt Cornard Library

by nigelbennett on 18 January, 2011

It has become clear today that Gt Cornard library based at the Upper school could be closed along with 28 others including the libraries at Long Melford and Clare under plans by the Tory run Suffolk CC. Their New Strategic Direction means that if the community does not come forward with plans to run them […]

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Recently, I attended and spoke at a meeting organised by Compass, a growing group of parents and teachers, concerned about the impact Free schools will have. The meeting at Stoke by Nayland was attended by parents who wanted to find out more about the issues. Free schools risk the existing funding (as schools are funded on […]

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This week the closure notices went up in the front of our 4 middle schools locally. Yet again, the Tories dont listen to the public, plans have been ill thought out since the beginning when they forget Clare middle school served Sudbury as well as Haverhill Upper schools but Sudbury was put in phase 3 while […]

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Parents fear Tory school reorganisation in Sudbury

by nigelbennett on 22 November, 2009

The message from Tory run Suffolk County Council at the latest consultation at Uplands Middle school was that the closure of excellent local schools such as Uplands would not damage children who are in the system and will go through the transition from a 3 tier system to a 2 tier system. The message from […]

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West Suffolk College wants to move to Cornard Road

by nigelbennett on 19 November, 2008

West Suffolk College have applied for a change of use for the ex Choices video store to house their new centre in collaboration with University College Suffolk. This could give access to better FE and HE courses in the town. At present, they are based at Belle Vue House. The new site has better parking and […]

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