Shropshire

Shrewsbury's Wakeman school hosts public meeting

Wakeman pupils
Image caption The Wakeman is one of six schools in the county approved for closure by Shropshire Council

Governors at a closure-threatened school have urged local people to have their say at a public meeting.

Shrewsbury's Wakeman school was approved for closure by Shropshire Council on 7 September, due to falling numbers.

A public meeting has been called at 18:30 GMT on Friday by the schools adjudicator, after a formal appeal was launched by the school.

The adjudicator is expected to make a decision within the next month.

Regardless of the outcome, governors said the school was also pursuing a bid to become an academy, which would remove it from local authority control.

It is the only secondary on a list of six schools in the county backed for closure.

The town centre school has only 240 pupils on its roll this academic year, out of a capacity of 675.

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