THE planned merger of the final remaining junior and infant schools in West Cheshire is still on hold.
Victoria Infant and St Thomas of Canterbury Junior in Chester, located on the same city-centre site, are due to be amalgamated but talks have been delayed.
Staff and parents connected to both schools have become restless as to their future but Cheshire West and Chester Council has confirmed that consultation will take place once talks between relevant authorities have been completed.
A council spokeswoman said: “The local authority is in discussion with the Diocese of Chester and governing bodies at Victoria Infant and St Thomas of Canterbury schools regarding the possible creation of a Church of England voluntary aided primary.
“If they decide to recommend amalgamation, the Diocese and council will follow the necessary statutory processes, starting with a period of formal consultation for staff, parents, pupils and the wider community.
“Confirmation of the time lines will be made available in the near future.”