Keep Skerton Community High School open

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Louise Stelmach
8 years ago
As a 3rd generation pupil (my mum and grandmother as well as other aunts and uncles) who left in the late 90's, it would be a travesty to close a school that not only has some of the best teachers in the area but provides a much needed safe place for those pupils who do have varying problems that would cause them distress in other mainstream schools. I thrived at Skerton High as it was then and loved every minute of my time there. This school deserves to stay open as it a strong part of the community and holds many special memories for a lot of people. The council should be ashamed that they even considered this action and should actually spend some time in this school just so they can see how important it is to those that attend and how a safe and comforting environment can bring out the best in a child no matter what .

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sue brierly
8 years ago
This is one amazing inclusive school - in its truest sense. If its closed it will be a tragic loss of a great resource.

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derrick whittle
8 years ago
skerton high school plays a very important in the education of our local children. many of the children would not be able to cope if transferred into the large impersonal schools in our area.

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Charlotte Walker
8 years ago
The choice of high schools in Lancaster is poor enough without shutting down one of the few non-religious options

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Sue Fitt
8 years ago
Skerton High School is providing a valuable secondary education for many very vulnerable young people whose needs are not able to be met within the bigger high schools in the city.

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VICTORIA LEYTHAM
8 years ago
This school is needed now and in the next 10 years. Schools are over populated now and you would increase there class sizes so more children will not learn. In 10 years time primary school kids will head to high school and they will have no spaces for kids to go. All kids need to learn and saving money now helps in the short term but not in the long run when youll spend millions on a new school to cater for the children that will be going to school in 10 years time. think about the long term not your short term budgets.

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darren bell
8 years ago
There very few schools in this area, especially schools that cater for special needs and children who have difficulties elsewhere. Skerton high school has the facilities and the people to be able to manage these people. If the school were to close these poor children will have to be allocated to other schools which are already packed with children, which would increase class sizes meaning children lose there voice in the crowded classes which would stunt there education it would also stop children learning or understanding as they teacher cannot cope with the amount of children they are asked to teach. You also have children who have been kicked out of schools and found skerton to be home for them which they now comfortable with and are learning not being as naughty as they were at other schools. If this school closes where do these kids go!! will the schools they have been kicked out of take them back or will they be left to have no education. What happens in 10 years time when the young primary school children head to high school there just will not be the places for them and knowing the council you will waste more millions on a new school why when ones here and now. Unless as always you MPs are getting a back hander and this will turn into some students housing that you all have shares in.......KEEP SKERTON SCHOOL WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH SCHOOLS ANY WAY AND IN 10 YEARS WE WILL HAVE EVEN LESS SCHOOL PLACES, THINK WITH YOUR HEAD NOT YOUR WALLETS!!!

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Lynette Boyland
8 years ago
Vulnerable children need education too and this school provides a holistic approach, while encouraging it's pupils to be the best they can be, focussing on what they can do, and that is very individual, not about ticking a box to say they have passed exams. Having worked with vulnerable children and adults, I know the importance of this.

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Jean Birch
8 years ago
The threatened closure of Skerton High School is outrageous. It may not meet inspectors expectations according to them but what it does do without question is give the most vunerable pupils whom it welcomes through its doors the chance to grow in confidence and achieve to the very best of their ability with the help of a team of very dedicated caring staff. This school prides itself and lives up to "Every Child Matters" such a pity the Department of Education" doesn't appear to be echoing the same.

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chris berry
8 years ago
because its the best school in this area, for pupils and staff