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Future of Guernsey's secondary schools debated

The Education Department wants to rebuild La Mare de Carteret secondary and primary schools, and conduct a wider review of the number and size of schools.

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Rejected: call for review before rebuilding La Mare

La Mare is at the centre of the debate. Credit: ITV News

Deputies have rejected a call for a review into secondary education to be carried out before the La Mare rebuild takes place.

The amendment, tabled by Elis Bebb, lost by 24 votes to 21, at today's meeting.

Now, it's the Treasury and Resources Department's turn to propose their amendment - they want the States to commit to reducing the number of schools on the island, before beginning the La Mare rebuild.

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