Cumbria

Alston and Nenthead school consultation begins

Pupil numbers at three schools in a rural area of Cumbria will soon drop to unsustainable levels, the county council has warned.

People have been invited to comment on three options covering Nenthead, Alston and Samuel King's School.

These are: closing Samuel King's; co-locating all three schools on to one site; or setting up a federation, with a single governing body for all three.

The council said that leaving things as they were was not an option.

The consultation will run until 24 October.

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