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Talks continue over future of St Bees School

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Governors of St Bees School are continuing talks today to decide whether to accept a rescue package to save the school.

The private school in West Cumbria is likely to close this summer if the governors reject the plan.

£2 million in pledges has been raised to keep it open for at least another year.


Drop-in session for Cumbria's new school

Stainburn will join with another school to form a new Academy, and will host the drop-in session today Credit: ITV Border

Parents. pupils and residents will be able to find out more about Cumbria's newest school at a public event today.

Two Workington Schools, Stainburn and Southfield Community Technology College, are being replaced by a single academy.

A drop-in session will be held from Midday at Stainburn School.

Southfield Technology College will merge with another school to form the new Academy Credit: ITV Border

Two Schools in Dumfries and Galloway could face closure

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Two primary schools in Dumfries and Galloway could face closure due to dwindling numbers of pupils.

St.Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School in Dalbeattie and Mousewald Primary School, near Dumfries, face uncertain futures due to low pupil uptake.

The council agreed to undertake a consultation over the next year that will address plans to close the schools at last nights Education Committee meeting.

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