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Debate on primary schools continues

Douglas councillor and parent: Full interview

It’s still 12-months away, but the decision to co-locate two Island primary schools continues to generate debate.

At the last count, there were 20 complaints to education chiefs about the move to re-locate pupils at St Thomas' Primary School to Scoill Vallajeelt in Saddlestone.

That's to take place in September 2018.

No letters supporting the plans have been received as of yet, and a number of pupils have been taken out of St Thomas’ since plans were announced.

The Department of Education and Children insists using a shared campus will benefit pupils from both schools.

The St Thomas’ site is not suitable for expansion, and unused space at Vallajeelt.

Douglas councillor, Claire Wells, a parent to two at Vallajeelt, has been among the most outspoken parents.

She told James Davis a number of questions are still unanswered:

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