Two schools to close
Thursday 31st October 2013, 6:13PM GMT.
ST ANDREW’S Primary and St Sampson’s Infants will close.
The States accepted Education’s proposals this evening after a day and a half of passionate debate.
The vote to close St Sampson’s was carried 34 to 11.
The vote to close St Andrew’s was carried 31 to 14
The in-principle vote to move towards two- and three-form entry was carried by a large majority.
Anti-closure campaigners have lobbied deputies outside the States for three mornings.
Those campaigners in the chamber when the decision was made were dismayed.
Education believes the move will save approximately £7m. over the next decade.
St Sampson’s Infants will shut at the end of the summer term 2014, with pupils transferred to Vale Primary.
St Andrew’s Primary will be closed in phases, starting with not taking a reception or Year Five class in September 2014.