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Petition to save village school

Campaigners battle to save a village primary school from closure are urging people to sign their petition.

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Powys County Council

Castle Caereinion Church in Wales School is one of four primary schools earmarked for closure by Powys County Council. The unitary authority went out to public consultation on the closure earlier this week.

The petition says the local community is aware that it is a relatively small school.

"We are a strong school and together with the wider community feel that our school is set for growth," the petition says.

"We now have strong leadership in place, we have a growing, thriving village with proposed new build of 31 dwellings, some of these to encourage families which will undoubtedly raise school numbers. Our standards are constantly improving.

"We have superb outdoor learning space and large classrooms, ideal for the ‘New Curriculum for Wales’. Together with the community we share a strong Church ethos. If the school closes, it will have a huge effect on the community such as the recreational hall, the church, the pre-school and other links that the school works closely with."

One of those who has already signed the petition is former pupil and fourth generation resident of Castle Caereinion, Hannah Smith.

She said: "With our village shop recently closing and the pub not being able to open we really will be losing the centre of our community. We only have 42 days to appeal so please support us by signing our petition to Powys County Council on"

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