Catholic schools confirm plans to consult on two tier move next month - St Louis Middle could close

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The West Suffolk Pyramid of Catholic Schools has confirmed it will launch a consultation on proposals to change the organisation of its schools in Bury St Edmunds.

The consultation will run from October 7 to December 13 - the same time as Suffolk County Council’s consultation on its schools re-organisation, according to a statement released by the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia.

Hugh O’Neill, headteacher at St Benedict’s School, confirmed the proposals involve ‘moving to two tier in Bury, with the consequence that St Louis Middle School will close’.

St Louis was recently rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors and was granted a reprieve from closure nearly two years ago by the Schools Adjudicator when the Diocese originally planned to move to two tier education ahead of the rest of the town.

The pyramid includes St Benedict’s School, St Louis Middle and St Edmund’s Primary.