PARENTS have reacted with joy after Shelley College’s expansion plan was scrapped.
Ten-year-old Bella Williams, a pupil at Scissett Middle School, had even written to The Queen to ask her to intervene in the controversy after fearing her school would close.
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And she had told her Majesty: “I love my school and I am learning lots. Middle school is really brilliant.’’
She lives with mum Shelley, dad Graham and younger brother Oliver in Clayton West.
Shelley said: “We are just so relieved. This has caused so much anxiety.’’
Jessica Dawson, who has children at Shepley First School, said she had cried tears of joy when the news had filtered through.
She said: “I’ve shed tears today, I’ve leapt up and down.
“I’m absolutely thrilled, after all the hours and hours of work we put into this campaign it’s amazing.
“Mr McNally wasn’t concerned about the little people and the first schools that he was putting in jeopardy.”
Denby Dale parent Katie Naden said: “Parent power has prevailed.
“It’s absolutely fantastic news.