DELAMERE Primary School could be shut as part of controversial proposals to shake-up education.
Council chiefs yesterday revealed the radical proposal as part of the Transforming Learning Communities (TLC) review. Talks have been ongoing for months in a bid to revolutionise learning and counter dwindling pupil numbers.
David Rowlands, Cheshire County Council's executive member for children's services, said: 'It is impossible to sustain a provision of places that was designed for 10 years ago without affecting resources available for today's young people.
'Doing nothing it not an option - simply because the situation will worsen with surplus capacity in these schools likely to rise within four years.'
'Resources directed at sustaining surplus places are wasted resources - resources that could be used to provide quality education and much needed community services.'
Joan Feenan, Cheshire's director of children's services, added: 'I would emphasise that at this stage these are options for consultation only.'
Teachers were told what was happening at a briefing yesterday, while parents will be given more details by letter today. The council will consider feedback, including from a parents meeting at Winsford Civic Hall on Monday, June 25, from 4-7pm, and decide whether to proceed.