Furness School in Hextable kept open

A special needs school in Kent under the threat of closure has been saved after parents fought to keep it open.

The Furness School, in Hextable, will become a satellite branch of Broomhill Bank School, in Tunbridge Wells.

In February it was announced the school may have to close because it could only fill half its places.

Kent County Council had previously said the school had 31 pupils out of a possible 60, and a substantial budget deficit.

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