Co-operative Trust proposal could save small Cornish schools
A massive co-operative Trust of up to 24 schools could be formed in Helston and The Lizard, Cornwall, in response to the challenges facing rural schools with small pupil numbers.
Schools with few pupils are vulnerable in the current economic climate as they are particularly affected by new education policy such as academies and changes to the schools funding formula. There are 118 schools in Cornwall with fewer than 120 pupils, and it is warned that smaller schools are at risk of closure.
The co-operative Trust proposed by Helston Community College would formalise current informal clusters formed by schools in the area and allow schools to share resources, facilities and staff.
Published On: May 16, 2011
Written By: Natalie
Filed Under: Schools and Young People