Latest Liverpool City Council Stories

2008-10-04 18:00:20

By LAURA SHARPE SEVEN special needs schools are set to close and move to the same site as mainstream schools. Consultation has begun on the plans by Liverpool City Council which will see the transformation of secondary special education in Liverpool. Under the proposals, the schools will be rebuilt on mainstream schools sites allowing access to mainstream facilities such as gyms and IT suites. The plans being consulted on are based on the following co- locating proposals: Hope...

2008-09-23 18:00:00

By BEN SCHOFIELD MERSEYSIDE and Cheshire's roll call of pupils has dropped dramatically, with almost 9,000 fewer children being admitted to schools across the region. Headteachers have reported rapidly dwindling classes, leaving them with less cash in their budgets and fewer teachers. Some primary schools are amalgamating classes and teaching children of different ages together because of the shortage of pupils. The Daily Post asked each Merseyside council and Cheshire County Council...

2008-06-27 18:02:45

FORMER Liverpool council leader Mike Storey is under investigation over claims he leaked a colleague's health problems to the press. The Standards Board for England has widened the remit of its ongoing inquiry into whether Cllr Storey, and Liverpool's current council leader Warren Bradley, broke strict rules last year. The inquiry relates to their conduct towards Jason Harborow, then chief executive of the Culture Company, during the fall-out from the cancellation of the Mathew Street...

2008-06-17 18:00:00

By LAURA SHARPE TWENTY-SIX years after they tried to shut down Croxteth Comprehensive, parents have once again vowed to fight to save the school from closure. More than 300 parents have attended a briefing about plans to close the school in 2010. The mixed sex school is scheduled to close under proposals revealed as part of a pounds 400m city-wide makeover of secondary schools. Liverpool City Council intends to use Building Schools for the Future funding to invest in St John Bosco...

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