Birkenshaw schools shake-up

Council chiefs have unveiled radical plans to open a new primary school on the site of Birkenshaw Middle.

At a press conference today, it was revealed that bosses will save millions of pounds by moving the first school to the larger, middle school site in Bradford Road.

Campaigners for a free high school in the village had expressed an interest in the site to open their school by September 2013, but say they have other options.

* For the full story and how it affects parents’ plans to open a ‘free school’ in Birkenshaw, read the Spenborough Guardian on Friday.