A consultation has opened into controversial plans to close up to three small rural schools in West Sussex.
We're all feeling quite scared. There's a lot uncertainty around the future, not knowing what's going to happen. Before we found this school, my daughter was out of school for eight months. She really struggled to cope in a much bigger school. The classes here are smaller, the groups are smaller and that actually has helped."
A fourth school - Warninglid - would relocate to a new site two miles away under the plans. It will also forge strong links with another primary school.
This school has been part of this community for 200 years. I have neighbours and friends in the village who went here themselves, their children went here, cousins, aunts, uncles."
To close a small school that provides a very special, specific learning environment is a little bit short-sighted."
The council says schools must not only be big enough to be viable for the future but should be able to offer a broad curriculum too, and change is necessary.
But many families say their children benefit from smaller class sizes and a nurturing environment.
Parents will have an opportunity to have their say and we're all in the same way, wanting to get this right for the children both now and also into the future."