Nearly 100 staff will lose jobs when Cumbrian school closes
Last updated at 10:17, Saturday, 16 March 2013
A residential school is taking the “difficult” decision to close, with nearly 100 staff being put on redundancy notice.
Eden Grove School at Bolton, near Appleby, caters for children with learning and behaviour difficulties. Around 20 students will be moved to different schools.
The process is in its very early stages but a school spokeswoman confirmed that consultation with staff had begun.
Last year the school, run by The Priory Group, was praised by Government inspectors and in 2011 it underwent a £500,000 refurbishment. The spokeswoman said: “We have taken the difficult decision to close Eden Grove School.
“Priory Group places quality provision at the heart of its service and despite our best efforts it has not proved possible to sustain our own very high standards at the school.
“The welfare of the young people is paramount and we are working closely with the local authorities, students and their families to ensure that the transition to new schools is as smooth as possible.
“A consultation process is being conducted with all staff.”
The school is a Department for Education-approved residential school, and has students from age 8 to 19.
Pupils may suffer from autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder.
First published at 10:15, Saturday, 16 March 2013
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massive shame that place changed my life give me the time to sort my head out real shame to see it close my heart goes out to the staff for all the people they helped through the bad times and the good hope everything went well for staff and boys alike :)
i used to be a boy there and its a shame its closing because it helped me i would not be the man i am to day if it wasn't for staff trusting me and helping me so much i am sad to here they are closing down i hope things go well for the staff
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