Whaley Bridge Council Backs School

As reported by the Buxton Advertiser today:

WHALEY Bridge councillors have added their support to the fight to save Combs Infant School.

Members of the town council agreed to support the campaign group fighting to save the school from closure. Pupils would go to a school in Chapel.

Cllr Barrie Taylor, who also represents the ward serving Combs on the County Council, said: “I think what is significant is that the reason for closure seems to be almost entirely based on money.

“The last Ofsted inspection rated it outstanding and said it provided outstanding value for money.

“The closure is unlikely to benefit Chapel school at all.”

Chapel-en-le-Frith parish council have already voiced their support for the campaign with councillors voting unanimously to back the campaign and send a letter of support to Derbyshire County Council.