Many parents have contacted me with concerns about the proposed closure of Unity School in Wisbech.

As this school is an Academy I understand that any movement of the students needs to be approved by the Regional Schools Commissioner and I have asked her to meet with me as a priority.

I have also written to the Opportunity Area Education Board for their views given that, on the one hand the Wisbech site has limited facilities, but, on the other students will face much longer journeys to an alternative site.

Last Friday I met with Jonathon Lewis, the newly appointed Service Director for Education for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and we discussed exploring alternative, more local, provision for the students currently being taught at Unity TBAP.

I am confident that we can avoid children having to travel sych a long distance and will do all I can to secure a local solution, I will update in due course.

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