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MARY BURNS...GOING MAD IN MOORSIDE
 

This week, on 10th March, Salford Council’s Cabinet will consider plans to merge Moorside and Swinton High Schools into one new shiny overcrowded school – how bonkers does it get?

As part of Salford Council’s Building/Bulldozing Schools For The Future proposals it intends to replace Moorside High School and Swinton High School with one new school for 1350 pupils age 11-16 on the site of Moorside’s playing fields, opening in 2012.

By doing this the Council admits that “there is likely to be an estimated excess of some 300 + year 8-11 pupils”.  In other words the Council is spending upwards of £20million on a school for 1350 pupils when the actual number on the register when it opens will be over 1650. 

The proposal aims to cram the extra 300 kids into the existing Moorside School for up to four years, by which time it’s hoped that…what?...that no-one wants to go to the school any more?...I dunno…But would you send your kid there for Maths lessons?

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