WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12252 Members
65 Forums
72899 Topics
982735 Posts
47 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
87 registered (alan128, 16 invisible), 1902 Guests and 314 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2257
Incident at Westminster 1652
Offset number plates 537
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 360
Death at Leasowe Train Station 295
What does this all mean? 265
Planet Earth Tonight 257
black contiboard locally? 251
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 228
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 187
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
'March' Photo Competition.
by granny
04:48 PM
Prescriptions
by diggingdeeper
01:58 PM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by fish5133
11:12 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
10:01 PM
What song are you listening to?
by Vanmanone
03:50 PM
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by venice
01:18 PM
Incident at Westminster
by casper
09:48 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
12:34 AM
33 lions
by granny
12:03 AM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#358494 - 19th Oct 2009 1:15pm Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools
_jase_
Unregistered


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

Top
Local News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * WikiWirral - Advertising Forum * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#358600 - 19th Oct 2009 6:24pm Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: ]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
one of mine is in rock ferry at the moment and we have not been told a lot at all,he is under the impression that rocky is closing next september but i have had nothing to say so,no consultation at all,and dont even know where this new school is going to be sited.surely they will have to build it before closing a school down.my daughter wanted to go there in two years but that does not look possible now.

Top
#358668 - 19th Oct 2009 10:55pm Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: phalinmegob]
angie Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 17th Nov 2008
Posts: 108
Loc: wirral
I have 2 kids in Ridgeway and have just been to there meeting concerning this .Nothing is finalised yet and Ridgeway wants to stay open so we are going to show our opposition to this.
_________________________
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

Top
#358685 - 19th Oct 2009 11:59pm Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: angie]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
can you imagine the chaos if they were all mixed together? these 3 schools fight each other on a regular basis and the last thing everyone wants is one massive school in an utter riot.

Top
#358687 - 20th Oct 2009 12:25am Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: Shadow_Omega]
kezzbag Offline

Addict

Registered: 23rd Jul 2009
Posts: 232
Loc: floating in the void
I went to presentation evening at Park High on Thursday and the head master said that it could be Park High`s last presentation evening as plans for the academy were moving along. Very worrying as parents don`t even know what`s goin on.
_________________________


Top
#358691 - 20th Oct 2009 12:35am Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: Shadow_Omega]
kimpri Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 29th Oct 2008
Posts: 3553
Loc: birkenhead
bring it on, Best part of day when two schools clash together in park, fight laffin
_________________________
Does your vacuum suck? Get a Dyson!!



Top
#358693 - 20th Oct 2009 12:44am Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: kimpri]
kezzbag Offline

Addict

Registered: 23rd Jul 2009
Posts: 232
Loc: floating in the void
It`s funny when you`re part of it as a kid (WeatherHead V Oldershaw, long time ago) but as a parent it does worry me. Kids aren`t kids anymore. My 9 year old has been attacked with bricks just for being in his own front garden never mind being in the wrong school.


Edited by kezzbag (20th Oct 2009 12:45am)
_________________________


Top
#358764 - 20th Oct 2009 11:36am Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: ]
BandyCoot Online   Reading

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5350
Loc: Birkenhead
Pardon my ignorance folks but where is Ridgeway School? Never heard of it but I have been away a while.
Around here the schools are doing similar and it means kids bussing all over the place and areas where the schools are being absolutely chokker with kids, blocking pavements, banging into people because they don't think they have to behave, abusing passers-by, dipping shops and all the usual kid stuff. Lots of other kids now get taxies to school (paid for by the council tax) because of various dubious reasons. How all this is supposed to save money beats me.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#361771 - 29th Oct 2009 7:37pm Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: BandyCoot]
chris58 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 15th Mar 2009
Posts: 308
Loc: chris58
my two youngest went to rock ferry high. my daughter only left the end of summer term this year, son left 5 years ago. I cant fault the school and am sorry to hear it may be closed.

Top
#361856 - 30th Oct 2009 1:24am Re: Governor blasts plan to axe popular Wirral schools [Re: BandyCoot]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Originally Posted By: BandyCoot
Pardon my ignorance folks but where is Ridgeway School? Never heard of it but I have been away a while.

It's on the Noccy iirc.

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
10:02 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
For Sale & Free
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:43am
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
24th Mar 2017 6:24pm
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
24th Mar 2017 4:01pm
Featured Member
Registered: 20th May 2004
Posts: 262
Newest Members
Noize, cartoonhead, shelleyc1990, Chippy, Onetoughcookie
12252 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
10:02 PM
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station 295
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 6:53am
Sunset Tue 7:41pm
Local Time Tue 6:53pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .