Leicester - Hopes to save primary dashed

23rd April 2010 at 01:00

A year-long battle to save Holmfield Primary in Leicester Forest East, near Leicester, ended in failure last week when the county council voted to shut it.

The move comes despite its latest Ofsted report offering a glimmer of hope it may be saved.

However, councillors said the school, which was placed in special measures by Ofsted last year, was not making enough improvement.

When the closure was first proposed many parents took their children out of the school, and numbers fell from 200 to less than 100, making it financially unviable.

The school's closure was first proposed last summer after it was judged "inadequate" by Ofsted for the second time in a year.

Parent governor Charlotte George said: "We wanted to turn it into a centre of excellence we could all be proud of, but that aim has now been stopped in its tracks." ib.

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