Abbeydale Grange

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We now read of plans for a 1,200-place secondary school in the Millhouses area to meet the demand of a baby boom.

A sharp rise in the school population was common knowledge to senior city education managers and the then Lib Dem-led council in 2010 when they pushed to close Abbeydale Grange School – and demolish it.

Those who campaigned to save the school predicted the need for more places in the south-west of our city.

The cost of building a new school on a nearby site will be many times the price of having kept Abbeydale Grange open, suppported its improvement plan and revamped it to hold more students.

How much more money, in a time of Government-enforced austerity?

It is not too late for those local politicians and senior education managers to apologise for their costly mistake, which also disrupted the education of hundreds of students.

Tony Tigwell

(Teacher at AGS 1991 to 2011). Cross Park Road, Sheffield, S8