Deaf news: Bristol’s Elmfield School for Deaf Children to stay open

Posted on March 8, 2012

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I wrote back in September about how the range of cuts to deaf services in Bristol, so I’m really pleased this morning to read this BBC Bristol report that the City Council have announced Elmfield School for Deaf Children will stay open.

This comes after 4000 signatures were added to a petition as part of a campaign to save the school, just two months after Bristol City Council proposed the school would be shut in 2010.

The BBC report quotes the school’s chair of governors the Reverend Canon Gill Behenna saying: “We have constantly maintained that Elmfield School provides excellent educational opportunities for deaf and hearing impaired children. We now look forward to working with Bristol City Council and colleagues in the field of deaf education, on developing the school as a regional provision.”By Charlie Swinbourne, Editor