Parents plan protest over Peacehaven schools merger

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Opponents of the planned merger of two schools in Sussex are to hold a protest march.

Under plans tabled by East Sussex County Council, Peacehaven Infants School and Hoddern Junior School will become one school.

A recent public consultation resulted in 95% of respondents disagreeing with the plans.

About 60 parents and teachers met in the Meridian Centre on Wednesday to discuss their plans to stop the merger.

The council believes amalgamating the schools will improve "overall standards and attainment".

Lobby of government

If the plans are approved by the Department for Education both schools will close on 31 August 2012.

They will be replaced immediately by a new primary school spread over the two sites.

Phil Clarke, from the National Union of Teachers, said parents were planning to hold a march and lobby the government.

He said: "It's disappointing that a public campaign needs to be started to get the council to listen to the views of parents."

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