Saved school in bid to re­cruit more pupils


A RU­RAL pri­mary school res­cued from clo­sure is hold­ing an open day for prospec­tive pupils.

Pott Shrigley Church School is hop­ing to at­tract par­ents who want to send their chil­dren to a small vil­lage school and are open­ing their doors on Fri­day, March 31 from 11am to 12pm and again from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Coun­cil­lor Hilda Gad­dum, one of the new gover­nors, said: “The fact that the school is small is part of its strength and greatly val­ued by its par­ents and is thought to be the old­est in Cheshire East and pos­si­bly the Dio­cese of Ch­ester.

“There is a strong feel­ing of sup­port for the school in the com­mu­nity and it is hoped there will be great in­ter­est in the open day.”

In De­cem­ber last year gover­nors at Pott Shrigley pro­posed amal­ga­mat­ing it with Bolling­ton St John’s, be­cause it was no longer fi­nan­cially vi­able on its own.

A con­sul­ta­tion was launched but halted af­ter a cam­paign by par­ents and vil­lagers against the clo­sure.

This in­cluded a pledge to fund the school them­selves.

For­mer head of Rainow pri­mary Mark Bertin­shaw has been made the in­terim head.

Pic: Google Maps

Pott Shrigley Church School

The closed Churchill Way in Mac­cles­field

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