School is thriving after axe threat

GOOD PROGRESS ... acting headteacher Jo Wilson, front left, with pupils at Bamburgh School, which has a good rating from Ofsted after seeing off the threat of closure.

GOOD PROGRESS ... acting headteacher Jo Wilson, front left, with pupils at Bamburgh School, which has a good rating from Ofsted after seeing off the threat of closure.

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A SOUTH Tyneside special school has been praised by inspectors after it bounced back from the threat of closure.

Bamburgh School was earmarked for closure three years ago as part of South Tyneside Council’s special educational needs (SEN) shake-up.

But plans to merge it with two other special schools in the borough were thrown out in October 2010 after the Department for Education ruled the merger would not benefit pupils.

 

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