David Morris MP today asked the Secretary of State for Education to step in and make an academy at the old Skerton School Site. The School was closed by the previous Labour administration at County Hall, and at the time David Morris MP secured a moratorium on the land so it could not be sold off but had to be kept as an educational facility.
Speaking in Monday’s Education Questions David Morris MP said:
David Morris MP said:
I thank the education team for giving £5.5 million for upgrades in secondary schools in my area. Recently, however, there has been a disturbing turn of events. Skerton Community High School was closed down by the Labour county council, but it is being hypocritically targeted for an erroneous campaign to reopen it by the Labour party. The school has been closed for five years. Will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State write to me to tell me what is going to happen to this school in the future and whether it could be used for an academy?
Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson said:
May I take the opportunity to pay tribute to my hon. Friend for the campaigning he always undertakes to deliver the very best for all the schools in his constituency and the campaigning he has done to get the increase in school funding we announced just the other week? I would be more than happy to write to him and to meet with him to discuss this important issue for his constituency.