Monday, 29 November 2010

School Governors seek judicial review to prevent part closure

School Governors have a High Court date set to challenge the Welsh Assembly’s handling of the proposed closure of their sixth form.

A judicial review sought by Brynmawr Foundation School’s governors will be heard in Cardiff in January next year.

The School governors are challenging whether the Welsh Assembly’s delegation of powers to Blaenau Gwent council to propose and consult on closing their sixth form was legal.

They claim the school’s foundation status, which means it is run by its own governing body but funded by the state, prevents any authority but the Welsh Assembly from proposing a closure of any part of the school.

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