School axe battle blow as MSPs back closure

From the Evening Times

A long-running campaign to save the East Renfrewshire school gathered huge support

1 Sep 2011

Parents’ hopes of saving a closure-threatened school have been dashed after Scottish ministers backed a decision to shut the primary.

Hundreds of parents demonstrated against the closure of Robslee Primary School in Giffnock after East Renfrewshire Council unveiled a plan to merge it with Giffnock Primary School.

Education chiefs put forward the proposal in December last year but after consultation with parents and pupils the Scottish Government ‘called in’ the education consultation.


One response to “School axe battle blow as MSPs back closure

  1. Can we please point out that MSPs or Government did not approve of the closure, or backed the plans – there simply was not anything they could do to prevent it as the evil East Renfrewshire Council had complied with the law – which is currently being re-written to prevent councils behaving like this.

    This closure has been put forward by Labour and SNP councillors to solve the overcrowding at a school next door, it’s nothing to do with cuts, it will cost them money.

    Please get in touch if you want more info, help in fighting closures!

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