East Yorkshire schools to close

East Riding Council wants to close three local primary schools. The schools which face the axe are Dunswell, Gembling and Langtoft.

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Anger over primary school closures

Campaigners have condemned a decision today to close two primary schools in rural East Yorkshire.The schools in the villages of Langtoft and Gembling will close with effect from August the 31st.Children will be transferred to other schools when the new term starts after the summer holidays.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has taken the decision because neither provides "value for money" - at £14,000 per head of pupil Langtoft is one of the most expensive schools in the country to run,the council said today.

Campaigners dispute the figures and say that both schools are small but successful, and the decision will damage both communities and could affect the education of their children.

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