FORMAL consultation over the proposed closure of two Ellesmere Port high schools will restart next month.
Children’s services executive member, county councillor David Rowlands, confirmed today that the process would start in early February and run until late March.
The proposal would see both Cheshire Oaks High School and Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts (EPSSPA) axed to make way for a multi-million pound academy in the town.
Cllr Rowlands: “The withdrawal of earlier notices last week means that we can consult with local residents and stakeholders who may not yet have told us their views about the proposed academy.
“Obviously much work needs to take place over the coming weeks and this further round of consultation is extremely important.”
Two events are planned at the two schools so that parents can find out more about the academy proposal.
The first will be held at EPSSPA on February 10 and the second at Cheshire Oaks on February 12. Both will take place between 6pm and 8pm.
If after further consultation it is decided not to proceed with the academy proposal, the two schools will carry on as normal..