Axe falls on middle schools

PARENTS have vowed to fight on after North Yorkshire County Council announced plans this week to close Ingleton and Settle Middle Schools.

The decision, announced on Tuesday after a review and consultation process, means from 2012 children will remain at primary school until the age of 11 and then transfer to a single school based on the current Settle Middle and Settle College sites.

The current three-tier system in North Craven means children transferring twice, from primary to middle school at age 10 and then to Settle College at age 13.

The new system will reduce the number of times children need to change schools and bring North Craven into line with the rest of North Yorkshire and most of the country,

fitting with current primary and secondary curriculum key stages.

See the Lancaster Guardian (25-02-11) for full story.