Campaign saves Coleridge from closure


11-01-2000

Staff, parents and pupils at a community college in Cambridge have won their fight to keep it open.

Coleridge Community College was due to close following a decision by Cambridgeshire County Council.



Councillors decided to close the school in August 2001 following a drop in the number of pupils attending.



Extra accommodation was due to be provided at the nearby Netherhall and St Bede's Church Schools.



But after a concerted campaign to save Coleridge, the Government announced that it had overturned the decision.



The county council said it regretted the move and said the effects would be felt by all other secondary schools in the county.