Plans for Guernsey's two-school model have been heavily criticised in an open letter from staff at St Sampson's School.
88 members of staff, including teachers, support staff and other professionals, signed the letter which calls for the government to 'pause and reflect' on the policy.
The letter also claims that many staff have been frightened to challenge the proposals out of fear of losing their jobs.
The open letter lists a number of concerns about the proposals in several different areas.
- Accessibility and Transport
It describes proposals for access to the school site as 'impractical', saying the proposed parking arrangements are detrimental to staff and students with mobility issues - and warning that emergency vehicles would be 'severely hampered' in getting access to the site.
The staff members also argue that the suggestion of parents having to arrive 15 minutes early and wait for buses to move on will cause major disruption.
There are also concerns for who would be responsible for students as they walk from Oatlands, a dedicated 'drop and stride zone'.
- Infrastructure and the current building
Those signing the letter believe the St Sampson's is not big enough and could pose a health and safety risk. They say 'corridors have already proven to be of insufficient width' and more pupils will make problems worse.
They say a lack of social space and only 280 planned seats for 800 pupils taking lunch will cause issues.
- Outside space and facilities
Similarly staff say that reduced outdoor space to make the two-school model site work is at detriment to the wellbeing of pupils.
The letter concludes its argument by saying that staff are 'extremely frustrated' and they feel their voice is dismissed.
Responding to the letter in a statement, Deputy Matt Fallaize, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said while he understands concerns around transport, the challenges are 'surmountable'.
He said the Committee has 'never once discouraged anyone working in a school from expressing their views as they see fit.'
Deputy Fallaize also refuted claims made in the letter, saying some of the comparisons made applied to school 'significantly larger' than the two colleges being proposed in Guernsey.
He also challenged critics of the two-school model to put 'commit to an alternative solution' - saying it would be 'irresponsible' of the government to walk back on the proposals now.