School move will ‘put pupils first’
TOWN hall bosses have reassured parents that pupils at a special educational needs school will not be disrupted during the construction of a new building.
But Stockport Council say no decision has been made as to the location of the new building proposed for Lisburne School.
They said that the Offerton special educational needs school will remain in its current location while the new and expanded school is built.
The new building, and its location, will be subject to a public consultation and the council say no decision on a proposal has been made yet.
One of the school’s governors, Jenny Humphreys, said staff at the school are working hard under difficult circumstances with classes being taught across six buildings, and will endeavour to ensure that the impact on children is minimised.
She said that special needs pupils due to go into reception class in September 2019, that could not be offered a place, would need to be sent to schools out of the area, some of which may be independent.
Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, reassured parents that their child’s education would be unaffected. He said: “We’d like to reassure parents and staff at the existing Lisburne School building that they will not be disrupted at all as a result of their new building.
“We realise that this can cause worry and concern and along with the school, we want to assure everyone that we have the children’s best interests at heart as we move forward with Lisburne’s new building.”
●●The current Lisburne School buildings