Reporter 413, 26 January 1998

Parents unite

Parents at a multinational Leeds primary school threatened with closure due to a surplus of places in the area have vowed to save the school.

Many of the parents of Blenheim Primary pupils in Woodhouse are staff or students at the University and they believe the school’s expertise in dealing with children who often attend it on a short-term basis would not be easily replicated elsewhere.

If the city council’s recommendation for closure is approved by the education committee, public consultation will be sought for a campaign along the lines of the recent successful battle for Royal Park Primary School, when parents, governors, staff and the local community united to prevent their school closing.

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