CAMPAIGNERS opposed to the academy plan in Ellesmere Port have hailed their information stall as a big success.
Pressure group Keep Ellesmere Port Schools (KeEPS) set up the desk in the town centre between 11am-1pm on Saturday, urging people to fill out response forms now that public consultation into the proposal is under way.
Greg Foster of Cheshire West NUT and a member of KeEPS, said: “It was really successful. We didn’t speak to anyone who thought the academy plan was a good idea.
“About 40 people filled out forms which was brilliant. There were a few people who weren’t really sure what the plan was about but were not happy about their children’s school being shut.”
Mr Foster added some parents of pupils at Cheshire Oaks were concerned about having to travel to the site of Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts (EPSSPA).
Meanwhile, public ‘drop-in’ consultation sessions took place at Cheshire Oaks on Monday and at EPSSPA the following day.
The sessions provided an opportunity for people to discuss the proposals with Cheshire County Council officers.
They record public comments which will be fed back to councillors and the Government’s Department for Children, Schools and Families.