School merger meeting
The Save Walmer Science College group is holding a public
meeting on Tuesday (February 19) over the plans to merge the school
with Castle Community College.
The meeting is at Deal Town Hall, starting at 7.30pm, and it is
hoped Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke, Labour's prospective
parliamentary candidate Clair Hawkins and Liberal Democrat
parliamentary hopeful Sarah Smith will attend, as well as the
chairmen of the governors of both schools.
A public notice has now been issued over the proposed closure of
Walmer Science College. Objections to the plan must be sent to
Marisa White, area education officer, East Kent Education Office,
Clover House, John Wilson Business Park, Thanet Way, Whitstable,
Kent CT5 3QZ, by February 28.
Gillian Chiverton, of the Save Walmer Science group, said: "This
important decision has not taken into account the proposed new
housing in the area, the rising birth rate and the fact that this
decision will deprive parents and children in Deal and Walmer of
choice with regard to their secondary education.
"So please come along to the meeting and make your views
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