The Council today officially dropped plans to amalgamate Kingsley St. John's Primary School with Norley C.E Primary School in favour of Federation (see the Save Our School site for further details).
This means that neither school will be closed, which is great news.
However, I can't help thinking that this is exactly what the Council planned all along and the suggestion of closures was brought up so that we would take this option as the lesser of the two evils - if they'd bought up Federation as the original suggestion there would have been just as much of an uproar!
Time will tell of course, and I really hope that this is really it, but the damage done to the two schools by people pulling their children out because of the fear of future changes and possible closures might just play right into the Councils hands....
Oh well we know how to fight now, so just let them try! :)