I am sure everyone is disappointed to hear when a school gets a bad Ofsted Report and we always wish a school, its governors and staff the very best while they have instruction ‘to improve’ (Heanor Gate Academy). This was not the case for Bennerley School where students and staff worked so hard to help the school make great educational attainment and many people wish them all the very best as they make the move to the new site at Ilkeston, it will be difficult for some age groups.
Our attention must turn to the Bennerley Avenue site and make sure that local residents get to lead the opinion on what happens at the school when it is empty. There could be many options for such a large space. So Derbyshire County Councillors join us because we want a voice on this matter.
Erewash Borough Councillor