News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Local Schools Saved

This morning's meeting of the Kent County Council Schools Organisation and Administration Board has unanimously turned down officers' proposals to merge Harcourt and Morehall Primary Schools. The recommendation will now pass to KCC's Cabinet for final approval, which now appears almost certain to reject the merger.

Michael Howard spoke in support of the school, along with County Councillor Roland Tolputt, speaking on behalf of our local representative, Robert Bliss, who is still recovering from major heart surgery. The result is a vindication for all of the work by them, the Governors of the two schools, and local parents, teachers, councillors and interested residents, who objected to the merger in overwhelming numbers.

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