County Durham school will close

A school in County Durham will close in August due to falling pupil numbers. Roseberry College in Pelton has 300 students but capacity for 1000.

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'Impact will be felt by student, families and staff'

Parents and staff look set to challenge the decision to close a school in County Durham.

The county council said it was 'unsustainable' to keep open Roseberry College in Pelton due to falling pupil numbers.

The decision is contrary to the almost unanimous opposition to the proposal from students, parents, Governors, staff and the wider community.

Governors will be meeting to contemplate next steps - which may include judicial review.

The impact of the decision will be deeply felt by our students, their families and the staff.

– Ann Bowen, principal of Roseberry College

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