Schools blow for Chantry

Rebuilding scheme axed

IPSWICH: Staff and pupils at Chantry High School have been left reeling after the new coalition government pulled the plug on its rebuilding.

The finance had been promised by the previous Labour government under the Building Schools for the Future programme, which yesterday was scrapped by Education Secretary Michael Gove,

Chantry headteacher Andrew Fell said: “All of us at Chantry High School are very disappointed by the news of the cancellation of the BSF programme - we had put an enormous amount of time and effort into planning and preparation.

“I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our staff, pupils, parents and governors for all the work and the time they have given freely.

“The enthusiasm, ideas and passion for new ways of learning will not be lost. Our school is a fantastic school and will continue to grow and develop at a pace, delivering what I firmly believe to be the best learning opportunities in the area.”