Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Academy school site finally chosen

After many months of waiting the decision has finally been taken on the site for the new Academy school which will incorporate both Wyndham school in Egremont and Ehenside School in Cleator Moor.

The new school to be called "The West Lakes Academy" will be set up on the existing Wyndham site in Egremont.

This news will come as a relief to parents in Egremont and a disappointment to many in Cleator Moor. No possible decision could have pleased everyone but at least the prolonged and damaging period of uncertainty is now over.

At one stage the county council was planning to site the school in Cleator Moor because of fears that there might be some disruption to the education of pupils in the existing Wyndham buildings while a new school was being built alongside.

Special efforts need to be made to ensure that this fear does not become a reality and to help parents and pupils from Cleator Moor with travel arrangements.

I am sure we will all want to wish the new school and its pupils every success and I hope to see people at all levels of government working together to make sure it is.

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