BREAKING NEWS: Closure of Lewes primary school confirmed

The closure of a Lewes primary school was confirmed by county council leaders today.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 11:49 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 9:01 pm
Pells school, Lewes, facing closure SUS-160316-231429008

East Sussex County Council consulted on plans to shut both Pells and Rodmell Church of England primary schools earlier this year.

While Rodmell was given a temporary reprieve by the authority’s Cabinet today (Tuesday July 19), the council’s leadership voted to publish statutory notices to close Pells by the end of August 2017.

More to follow.

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