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Hundreds protest over plans to close Flintshire schools

Flintshire school protests

COMMITTED campaigners fighting the planned closure of two Flintshire high schools turned out in force and made their voices heard in a huge protest in Mold today.

Councillors were this afternoon locked in talks at Clwyd Theatr Clwyd over radical proposals to deal with 1,395 surplus places in the county’s 12 secondary schools.

The shake-up could see John Summers High School in Queensferry merge with Connah’s Quay High School and the amalgamation of the Argoed in Mynydd Isa with Elfed High, Buckley.

During the meeting councillors decided to put the ongoing public consultation process – which has been heavily criticised – on hold until October.

And while they discussed the controversial blueprint about 500 pupils, parents and community leaders waved homemade banners and placards outside.

For the full story see tomorrow's Flintshire Chronicle.