Basildon MP "delighted" at adjudicator's decision on Deanes School

MPs Stephen Metcalfe and Rebecca Harris

MPs Stephen Metcalfe and Rebecca Harris

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THE MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock has welcomed the news that the Deanes School has been saved. 

Stephen Metcalfe has expressed his delight that the adjudicator David Lennard Jones has overturned Essex County Councils decision to discontinue the Deanes School and has backed the school and its Governing body.

Stephen said: “This is great news for the school, for the staff, for the parents, but above all for the students. I want to congratulate all those who fought to save this good school from closure and I want to thank the adjudicator for his wise examination of the evidence.

“I hope now, parents can have confidence that the school is not going to close and will start to choose it again as one of their options.”

He added: “I wish everyone at the Deanes School all the very best for the future and hope it will continue to provide a good education and will flourish for years to come.”

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6:13pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

What the hell was that all about?
What the hell was that all about? Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -1

6:19pm Tue 25 Feb 14

mumsytoni says...

Yay!! Gonna ring Tomorrow make sure it's put bk on my daughters choices!!!
Yay!! Gonna ring Tomorrow make sure it's put bk on my daughters choices!!! mumsytoni
  • Score: 5

6:25pm Tue 25 Feb 14

John T Pharro says...

What on earth is it to do with this MP. Hold on, wants Thames crossing in Castle Point? Stick to you own constituents and leave Castle Point to sort it's own issues.
What on earth is it to do with this MP. Hold on, wants Thames crossing in Castle Point? Stick to you own constituents and leave Castle Point to sort it's own issues. John T Pharro
  • Score: 0

7:58am Wed 26 Feb 14

Barry Bas says...

John T Pharro wrote:
What on earth is it to do with this MP. Hold on, wants Thames crossing in Castle Point? Stick to you own constituents and leave Castle Point to sort it's own issues.
I was wondering what it has to do with him. Then I remembered seeing some signs in a house around my way in Basildon about saving Deans School, so maybe they have children there and they contatcted him as their local MP to see if he could help.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: What on earth is it to do with this MP. Hold on, wants Thames crossing in Castle Point? Stick to you own constituents and leave Castle Point to sort it's own issues.[/p][/quote]I was wondering what it has to do with him. Then I remembered seeing some signs in a house around my way in Basildon about saving Deans School, so maybe they have children there and they contatcted him as their local MP to see if he could help. Barry Bas
  • Score: 5

8:59am Wed 26 Feb 14

Rachie says...

Barry Bas wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
What on earth is it to do with this MP. Hold on, wants Thames crossing in Castle Point? Stick to you own constituents and leave Castle Point to sort it's own issues.
I was wondering what it has to do with him. Then I remembered seeing some signs in a house around my way in Basildon about saving Deans School, so maybe they have children there and they contatcted him as their local MP to see if he could help.
The Deanes has quite a few children from outside of Castle Point, including a significant amount from Basildon.
[quote][p][bold]Barry Bas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: What on earth is it to do with this MP. Hold on, wants Thames crossing in Castle Point? Stick to you own constituents and leave Castle Point to sort it's own issues.[/p][/quote]I was wondering what it has to do with him. Then I remembered seeing some signs in a house around my way in Basildon about saving Deans School, so maybe they have children there and they contatcted him as their local MP to see if he could help.[/p][/quote]The Deanes has quite a few children from outside of Castle Point, including a significant amount from Basildon. Rachie
  • Score: 6

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