Workington school closure consultation beings

A consultation begins today into whether two secondary schools in Workington should close and be replaced by an academy.

Stainburn and Southfield schools both failed their Ofsted inspections last week and were put into special measures.

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Workington schools to shut

Stainburn and Southfield secondary schools in Workington will close after failing their recent Ofstead inspections. The county council hopes instead to merge the schools into an academy.