HARTHILL parents have taken on TLC officers over the decision to remove neighbours Huxley from the proposed list for closure.
Huxley Primary School was removed from the list of possible closures in February after coming up with a plan to federate with other schools in the area.
Federation will mean sharing one headteacher and a board of governors with up to five other schools. Huxley will now be one of seven schools which could take on displaced pupils from Harthill.
At Tuesday's public meeting at Harthill, parents told TLC officers they were disturbed at how quickly the decision had been taken.
Harthill parent Eric Enston said: 'Huxley has not federated yet and may not. What will that mean for our children if they are replaced there?'
Lead TLC officer Vytas Krivinskas said: 'The decision was based on many factors which included federation.
'But we will continue to look at it but if numbers don't grow we will reassess the situation.'
Amanda Gosmore added: 'You can't guarantee that Huxley will stay open, can you?'
They argued the review offered their children little security whatever the outcome.
But Peter Ankers, chair of Huxley governors, told the Chronicle his school was going from strength to strength.
'We're all on board with federation and it will happen,' he said.
He added the school had an influx of enrolments since the threat of closure had been lifted.