Rescue proposal to be revealed at meeting tomorrow
PARENTS have launched a last-ditch bid to try and save St Michaelâ€™s School, which has gone into administration.
Just hours after news of the closure emerged, a rallying email has been sent out to parents ahead of a crunch meeting with parents, staff, administrators and lawyers tomorrow (Thursday).
It is hoped to pull together a rescue plan to secure the school for the next two terms and create sufficient stability for the longer term.
The email sent to parents by Gordon Gurr said: â€œThis plan is in preparation and communication with the teaching staff has already commenced.
â€œThey are equally devastated, but initial indications are they are determined to support the plan and to fight for the school they love.
â€œWe have yet to talk to the administrators but will be in contact with them to agree the basis on which we can retain the use of the school facilities.
â€œAll parents at the school have already demonstrated their commitment to the school as its difficulties have been all too obvious for a considerable time. I know from having spoken to many parents there is a tremendous level of support for St Michaels and a recognition that the community would be significantly weakened should we simply allow the school to fail.
â€œThe St Michaels ethos is special and something to be protected and nurtured not simply discarded to history.
â€œThe intention is to present at the meeting on Thursday the outline of the rescue plan we are attempting.â€
The email asks parents to keep their options open and listen to the proposals before making any decision about the future of the childrenâ€™s education.
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