The government has announced that Kingston Community School will close. But the closure can be prevented.
The school’s problem is that the promised permanent home for the primary school is currently being built, but the Government is reluctant to continue funding a deficit because so few parents want to send their child to a school working out of temporary buildings.
The Council needs to step in and fund the deficit for the maximum of two years it will take to build a new school. New school buildings will attract new parents.
It is time for the Lib Dem Council to put the children in the school first and agree to fund the deficit for this short period, just as the Conservatives did when they ran the Council and Chessington Community College was in a similar situation.
If the Council cannot do this simple thing then what exactly is their role in education?