Closure-threatened South Shields School could stop admitting new Year Seven pupils next year under council plans

South Shields School
South Shields School

A school threatened with closure could stop admitting new pupils next year.

South Shields School, in Nevinson Avenue, could be shut down in August 2020 following its failure to convert to an academy.

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South Tyneside Council is due to make a decision on whether to close the school in the new year.

According to a provisional timetable put together by town hall bosses, if the current plan is agreed, there would be no Year Seven admissions for the 2019/20 academic year.

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And while Years Eight, Nine and Eleven would continue to study, youngsters entering Year Ten would be moved to different schools to minimise disruption to their GCSEs.

James Harrison , Local Democracy Reporting Service