I’ve just been told that Leicestershire County Council are to consider the closure of Holmfield Primary School, in Leicester Forest East.
The school has just been placed in special measures because Ofsted inspectors rated the quality of teaching to be inadequate.
It received an official Notice to Improve last year but did not get better – the first time this has ever happened in Leicestershire.
Assuming the move is rubber stamped by the council’s cabinet next week, a 12-week consultation will now take place.
There are five options on the table – including leaving the school as it is – but the council’s prefered option at this stage is closure.
It will now be interesting to see whether parents show loyalty to the school and fight against the closure and whether the consultation process is better received than the city council’s into the proposed shutting of Riverside Business and Enterprise College.
Read more about it in tomorrow’s Mercury.