Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools A SCHOOL governor from Wirral has hit out at plans to close a successful and popular school.
Wirral Council’s ruling Labour and Liberal Democrat coalition approved proposals to consult parents on the idea of creating a mixed-sex academy and an all-boys academy for pupils.
They would replace the existing Park High, Rock Ferry High and Ridgeway High, in Birkenhead.
But Sally Reynolds, chairman of Ridgeway High’s governing body, said she believed many parents are opposed to the plans.
Mrs Reynolds said: “The community and parents have been up in arms about these plans.”
She said many people have received incorrect information about what is happening, and parents have been concerned about sending their children to Ridgeway fearing they will face the upheaval of closure.
She said the proposed boys academy aims to have results comparable to Ridgeway after five years.
Mrs Reynolds said: “Why would we want to send our kids to a school whose ambition is to get to where we are now in five years time?
“This is the libraries all over again – they decide what is going to happen and don’t ask what we want, and this is even more important because it’s about our children’s education.”Ridgeway is tonight to hold a public meeting to gauge parents’ views on the proposed closure of the school. The “Preliminary Consultation Meeting” has been organised by the governors at the school. THE ECHO