Due to a sharp decline in pupil numbers, St Catherine’s School in Colehill could close this year.
The school comes under the umbrella of Plymouth CAST Multi Academy Trust and Tina Parkes, executive officer said, “We have explored a number of options to keep the academy open but unfortunately, have concluded that St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School should close at the end of the academic year. Our board of trustees has written to the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC), at the Department for Education, to initiate this process. The RSC will be considering ‘in principle’ the long-term viability of the school at the next Headteacher Board meeting on 25 February.”
People have until Thursday 18 February to put forward their views ahead of the meeting for the RSC to consider. Email: RSC-SW.HTB@education.gov.uk.
Any final decision to close the school will be taken by the Secretary of State for Education.
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