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Stourbridge Labour Councillors

After the decision by Redhill School to convert to an academy and the ‘sale’ of Stourbridge College and it’s assets to Birmingham Metropolitan, the community in Stourbridge faces the loss of another of their jewels if Ridgewood High School in Wollaston decides to become an Academy.

Concerned local parents have raised the issue with councillors feeling that they have not been given enough information to make an informed opinion about the plans set out by Ridgewood governors and leadership team.

The consultation, which runs from June to September, on the surface looks to provide enough time but when you factor in that for 6 weeks the school will be closed and that the public meeting for parents only happened last week the reality if the consultation is that it will be compressed into a few short weeks at the beginning of the new academic year. We will be writing to…

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