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Fighting to keep Moreland school

by Kate Jelly
Issue No. 2228

Around 80 people came to a meeting on Thursday of last week to oppose the closure of Moreland school, in Islington, north London.

The council wants to merge the school with nearby St Luke’s Church of England school. Parents have collected hundreds of signatures opposing the move.

Many chose a secular education for their children and now say that choice is being taken away from them.

People from both schools came to the meeting as well as council representatives.

Local people said that closing Moreland would tear the heart out of the local area.

Speakers argued that, in the context of massive cuts to other council services, the closure of Moreland will divide a community.

Under the slogan, “Build one community! Keep two schools!” not one person at the meeting voted in favour of the council’s proposal.

St Luke’s governors must now decide whether to go ahead and take over the running of Moreland school.

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Tue 16 Nov 2010, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2228
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