Bicton bid to be examined
Plans to relocate Mill Water School set to take place this week.
a controversial plan to relocate Mill Water School to Bicton College is to be put under the microscope this week by Honiton Town Council.
Civic leaders are preparing to meet education chiefs, insisting the views of parents and staff must be paramount during a consultation.
The council confirmed, during a meeting on Monday night, that meetings will include talks with those closely associated with the Honiton Bottom Road school.
The Mayor, Councillor Vernon Whitlock, said: “We have had a letter from Devon’s head of education explaining the reasons for the relocation.
You may also want to watch:
“We have asked to meet with her face-to-face and we are also having a meeting with the head of Mill Water School to discuss this later on this week – so watch this space.”
Mill Water School, an integral part of Honiton for more than 30 years, caters for pupils with learning difficulties.
- 1 Supermarket chain planning four new stores in East Devon
- 2 Long wait over as Honiton allotments are handed over to residents
- 3 Fundraiser makes brief stop on charity trek
- 4 It's official - Devon is one of the most popular places to live
- 5 Mum and daughter to have their hair chopped for charity
- 6 MP gets a flavour of community food project's new base
- 7 Property of the Week: Marcella House, Kilmington
- 8 School embraces reading challenge
- 9 Ashley and Kate win prestigious organic farming accolade
- 10 Runner-up spot for Honiton team
The school building has been deemed to be unsuitable and governors at Bicton College have agreed in principle to proposals to provide a new site on the college campus for the start of the academic year in September 2013.
It had originally been planned to relocate the school to a site in Cranbrook. However, the proposed move to Bicton has sparked concern among parents and the town council.
The council previously expressed concerns that the move could put pupils at a “considerable disadvantage” and leave them isolated in a countryside location.