Decision made to shut three East Riding primary schools

Gembling School ps1305-7'Gembling School  Driffield Pictured by Pam Stanforth
Gembling School ps1305-7'Gembling School Driffield Pictured by Pam Stanforth

The Cabinet of East Riding of Yorkshire Council have today issued closure notices to shut three rural primary schools.

The meeting, held at County Hall in Beverley, saw Cabinet members vote to shut Gembling, Langtoft and Dunswell Primary Schools on the grounds they are no longer financially viable.

Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, in a statement to Cabinet members, said: “We have to ensure that every penny is spent wisely and benefits the maximum number of children possible.”

Gembling Primary School has 26 pupils on roll, Langtoft 16 and Dunswell 88.

See this week’s Bridlington Free Press out on Thursday 27 June for a full report and reaction to the news.