Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, met with Jenny Barnard-Langston, chair of the Governors of Fletching Church of England Primary School, as well as the wider school community, to discuss the consultation into the potential closure of the School.
Nus was keen to learn more about the feeling within the local community regarding the consultation, as well as the contact that the school has had from the local council regarding their plans, especially owing to the high number of children at Fletching Primary with special educational needs.
Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, said:
“It was a pleasure to meet Jenny, and the broader community.
“It is clear that this is an issue that will have to be dealt with by all parties with great sensitivity.
“After my discussion with Jenny, I will be keeping particularly close eye on the parameters of the consultation, as well as encouraging all those that might be impacted to make their voices known to the council.
“This is not just about the school, but about a fundamental part of village life here in Wealden.
“It is important too that we seek to address the underlying problem facing a large number of rural schools in the constituency, which is a lack of pupils. We need a robust programme of house-building to ensure that young families can continue to move to Wealden and take advantage of the fantastic education available to them through schools like Fletching.”