Deaf News: Margate Deaf school to close, say administrators

Posted on December 14, 2015

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The BBC has reported:

A school for deaf children which parents said was a “lifeline” is to close, administrators have said.

A petition to save the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate, which was established in 1792, exceeded 10,000 names.

More than 100 jobs had already been lost, with a further 240 job losses announced by the administrators.

The remaining 140 staff are being retained to mange the closure of the school.

Campaigners have appealed to Kent Council Council to provide funding and support to keep it open.

The petition on Change.org says: “Please help put the funding and support in place to keep this wonderful environment open to continue the great work it is doing with the young people to provide them with a better future.”

Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-35070622

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