The BBC is reporting that parents and teachers at a failing school which is facing closure are seeking legal advice to see if they can keep it open…
In January, the government pulled the plug on funding for Durham Free School – which only opened in 2013 – after Ofsted rated it inadequate.
The school submitted an improvement plan but it was rejected.
Parents held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the closure. They said they were “devastated”.
Chairman of governors John Denning said he was consulting legal advisors to see if they could keep the school open without government support.
The school has been told it must shut at Easter by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
Parent Dave Lewarne, who attended a meeting at the school with other parents and teachers, said: “I am totally devastated and shocked by what has happened – it is totally disruptive to kids’ lives.
“We are seeing the destruction of a school and it is really sad to see.
“The school has jumped through hoops and ticked every single box – it is doing exactly what it is supposed to do but every single thing is being ignored…”
Anyone following our Twitter feed will have already seen the reaction of supporters on there so what do you think is likely to happen next? Might things look different after the election if they can keep going that long?
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