Tears from staff and teachers as school for children with cerebral palsy closes


There have been tears from staff and parents as a school, which caters for children with cerebral palsy and other serious conditions, closed this lunchtime.

The school in Sproughton near Ipswich supported fourteen families. The Dame Vera Lynn Trust which ran it said it was no longer financially viable.

It's horrific, I feel like I am grieving for a lost one because this service is so vital for all of the families that we support. It also such a part of the staff's life, we have all been here such a long time and it's heartwrenching.

Alison Stonham, Manager

Parents say there is no where else locally that provides the same service.

The Dame Vera Lynn Trust that's supported the school for the past four years says it's as sad as staff and parents that funding has had to stop but said it just wasn't financially viable.

Parents and staff need £90 thousand pounds a year to keep going so they have started fund raising.