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North & Staffs: Parents to fight school merger bid; SUTTON COLDFIELD.

PARENTS at a Sutton Coldfield special school are opposing moves to join up with another school for children with learning difficulties. Longmoor School in Coppice View Road, and The Bridge School in Reservoir Road, Erdington, both look after children aged 2-11 with special educational needs, but are under pressure because of falling pupil numbers.

The city council has decided that their joint future would be safeguarded by making Longmoor a satellite site of The Bridge.

But a number of parents at Longmoor are concerned at the move, fearing that their children may suffer. One parent, Angela Maher, is now organising a protest petition following a public meeting at the school. Angela, from Collindale Road, Kingstanding, whose seven-year-old son Scott goes to Longmoor, said: "We are going to fight this all the way because it's just about saving money." Under the plan, staff at The Bridge will manage both sites under one head teacher
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Date:Oct 14, 2005
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