The schools and residents of Swanage have managed to get more consultation on how two-tier education will work in the town. But this does not have to be limited to primary schools.
Swanage should get a new secondary school rather than bussing over 700 children from the area to Wareham every day.
We are the ONLY town in Dorset not to have a secondary school (except for new town Verwood) but we have enough children to fill one.
The Purbeck School will soon take 1750 children - making it enormous - bigger than 97 per cent of secondary schools in the country - most are half that size. Do we want children to go from tiny village schools to a huge comp split over two sites in Wareham? Why can't one of the sites be here?
The town lost its two secondary schools by one vote in 1974. This is a chance to put it right.
We could get adult education and sports facilities at the same time, plus all the benefits of after-school activities and better parental involvement.
Jim Knight agrees, Bill Trite agrees, the main Conservative party agree and say that communities should have their own schools. Only Dorset CC want to deny us the right to have this choice.
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