Legal action threat in bid to save Stiperstones school

Campaigners fighting to save a Shropshire primary school today warned that they would take legal action against Shropshire Council if it decides to close the school down.

Campaigners fighting to save a Shropshire primary school today warned that they would take legal action against Shropshire Council if it decides to close the school down.

Parents of children at Stiperstones CE School, near Shrewsbury, claim that the authority’s consultation document is littered with mistakes and warned that the consultation process was not valid.

Faye Moore, from the school’s steering group, said parents had received their consultation letter dated March 2, which she said was less than the statutory minimum of six weeks required by law. The consultation period ended yesterday.

The Save Stiperstones School Steering Group’s formal response submitted to education chiefs yesterday, says: “The steering group has concerns about the consultation process undertaken by Shropshire Council to date and if the proposal to close Stiperstones School does continue into the statutory consultation period then we shall seek legal advice.”

Read more in the Shropshire Star