Schooling review

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A REVIEW has been launched into the organisation of schools in the Thurston area.

Thurston Community College and 17 primary schools in the area have been working together towards forming a two-tier education system. But two of the three middle schools within the Thurston catchment have sidestepped the plans by applying for academy status and battling for survival.

On Tuesday, the Government launched a consultation into the situation with the possibility of funding a mini schools organisation review in Thurston.

nThe public is invited to a Mid Suffolk District Council scrutiny committee meeting on Thursday at 5.30pm at the council offices to discuss the schooling system in Stowmarket.