Wealden MP Nus Ghani, standing, at a meeting she hosted to discuss a consultation on the possible closure of Fletching Primary School.

MP commends action group fighting to save Fletching Primary School

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has commended hard work being undertaken by an action group fighting to save Fletching Primary School from closure.

The MP hosted a meeting at Fletching Village Hall to discuss an East Sussex County Council consultation on the future of the primary school.

Consultation

She has urged everyone to respond to the consultation directly via the county council website. “If I reply on residents’ behalf that is just one response, but if everyone replies individually then the depth and extent of feeling is more readily seen.”

Nus said, in a press release, that the primary school is a pro-active rural Church of England school at the heart of the community which creates the environment for every child to flourish and achieve their potential.

Enthusiasm

“It is a small school but with the capacity and enthusiasm to extend its borders and would be a devastating loss to the pupils, parents and the community.”

She said news that the council was consulting on its future “came as a great shock to many of us and has left many constituents concerned and angry.

“Many of my constituents have been in touch and I have raised their concerns directly with both the district and county councils.”

Strong evidence

The MP said the local action group was gathering together strong evidence which could be used by everyone responding to the consultation and she commended their work.

The deadline for responses to the county council consultation is October 11, 2019. More information about the consultation can be found here.

Read more about the threat to Fletching Primary School in previous Uckfield News stories:

Fletching fund-raisers need £60,000 to save school

Twenty-three children needed to save Fletching Primary School

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