Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

NORTH YORKSHIRE CC PLANS FOR SPECIAL SCHOOL UNDER COSH

  • Comment
Parents of a brain-damaged boy are taking North Yorkshire CC to industrial tribunal, in an effort to get their son ...
Parents of a brain-damaged boy are taking North Yorkshire CC to industrial tribunal, in an effort to get their son into a special school, the Northern Echo reported (Jan 7, p5).

The parents of eight-year-old Wayne Appleby want him to attend Welburn Hall School, near Kirbymoorside, but they have been told that his needs are being met at his local school.

Welburn Hall is under threat of closure. The council is reviewing its future as part of a shake-up of special school provision. Ironically, it cites among the reasons for the proposed closure a fall in school numbers.

Campaigners fighting to keep the school open claim the authority is deliberately not referring pupils to it.

But Allan Milburn, the council's head of pupil and parent services, said it was 'nonsense' to suggest a connection between the council's decision on Wayne Appleby and its closure plans.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.