Work still goes on to se­cure school deal

Des­per­ate Penn par­ents urg­ing their MPs to help

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Amita Joshi amita.joshi@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

PAR­ENTS, teach­ers and pupils of Penn School are cling­ing onto the hope of a buyer step­ping up with just two days left be­fore the ex­tended dead­line.

No for­mal of­fers have been ac­cepted as yet, although the Deloitte Ad­min­is­tra­tors have con­tin­ued to and se­cure a deal an in­ter­ested party.

Six par­ties orig­i­nally vis­it­ing school but have dropped out.

Mother Stephanie Stacey said: “Covenants on the build­ing and land makes it im­pos­si­ble to sell for any­thing other than ed­u­ca­tional pur­poses.

“This might be keep­ing the de­vel­op­ers away.” try with were

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Fundrais­ers have been turn­ing to other op­tions, with some con­tact­ing their own MPs in the hope that some­one can step in.

One par­ent who wishes to re­main un­named said: “I’m speak­ing to MP for Bea­cons­field Do­minic Grieve be­cause we don’t know who else to turn to.

“There are oth­ers also try­ing to get in touch with MP for Uxbridge and South Ruis­lip Boris John­son be­cause their chil­dren are from there and it af­fects them.

“It’s un­be­liev­able that in such a time of need, there is nowhere for us to turn to, but we’re all pulling to­gether to do the best we can.”

MP for Wy­combe Steve Baker said: “The coun­cil has been in touch with the spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion needs and dis­abil­ity team at the Depart­ment for Ed­u­ca­tion and the Depart­ment has en­dorsed the ac­tions the

Ken Bruce tweets to help Save Penn School. Above, one of the ban­ners and left, par­ents and pupils cam­paign­ing coun­cil is tak­ing.” “It shows the lack of

How­ever, fundrais­ers real in­ter­est, have said that many of the un­der­stand­ing and coun­cil’s sug­ges­tions pro­vi­sion,” said would mean their chil­dren Stephanie. would at­tend Amer­sham Trustees of the school and Wy­combe Col­lege have hired Soho PR which does not have com­pany PHA, which has pro­vi­sions for deaf or yet to re­spond to any autis­tic chil­dren. ques­tions.

Also sup­port­ing the cam­paign are celebri­ties such as Ricky Ger­vais, BBC Ra­dio 2 an­nouncer Ken Bruce and James Cor­den, who tweeted to their fol­low­ers to get be­hind the Save Penn School cam­paign.

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