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‘Phone call would have saved money, effort’

Created on 26/05/2011 @ 15:37


As pupils, parents, teachers and the community of Castle Caereinion celebrate a reprieve for their school, its Chair of Governors has said it could have all been avoided with a phone call.
Castle Caereinion Primary School was placed on a hit list of schools earmarked for closure by Powys County Council in their bid to make savings. But last night it was confirmed the school, along with Pontrobert, had been removed.
The school launched a four-month campaign to convince council chiefs to keep them open, saying that school numbers were expected to remain above their 30-pupil watershed.
Barbara Jessop said: “We knew that our pupil numbers were healthy and a phone call to the school would have saved the County Council a lot of money and us a lot of effort. As the Chair of Governors, I would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who supported the school during that difficult time. We are fortunate to live in such a caring community.”
The school’s headteacher, Huw Jones, has recently passed his NPQH, a qualification required for Headteachers in Wales, and is now planning a pro-active public relations campaign to promote the school by taking part at the Llanfair Carnival on June 18 and organising a summer garden party at the school on June 24.
If you would like to contact the school, call the office on 01938 850 275.
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