West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is taking the fight for the future of Glenburn Sports College to Schools Ministers having secured a Parliamentary debate on the issue.
On Tuesday 9 December MP Rosie will lead on a Westminster Hall Debate on Secondary Education Provision in Skelmersdale between 4pm and 4.30pm.
Since the announcement of the consultation on the possible closure of the town centre secondary school, MP Rosie has been working with parents and pupils in campaigning against the proposal for the possible closure of the school.
Ahead of the debate, MP Rosie said:
“My overriding priority is what is in the best interests of the school children in Skelmersdale.
“Whilst Glenburn Sports College does face some challenges I do not see the possible closure of Glenburn as the answer. For me it is the easy and cheap option not the right option.
“I have said that I will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the parents, pupils and parents of Glenburn School and this debate is part of my commitment.
“We will all continue fighting to make Lancashire County Council and the Department for Education listen. They have to understand that we need a comprehensive review of the future of secondary education provision in Skelmersdale so we provide education which matches the ambitions, aspirations and needs of all Skelmersdale’s children.”
In recent weeks Rosie has met with parents, joined hundreds of residents on a protest march, supported the petition signed by over 1000 residents today and brokered a meeting between a group of parents and the county council cabinet member for schools.