SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: Term 4 is the time of year when we start to discuss what we need to work on for the coming year, in preparation for our new budget in April. Unfortunately, our plans for the next school year will be severely restricted by a much reduced budget. As you are probably aware, East Sussex County Council have announced huge cuts to all budgets and will only be able to provide what they call a ‘core’ service. This, combined with the loss of our double class last year, has had a devastating impact on our own school’s budget. We are now faced with some very difficult decisions about what we can provide for our children. At South Malling we will of course continue to put high quality teaching and learning at the heart of all we do and will strive to do our best in increasingly difficult circumstances.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 5:00 am