“As stated in all our communications, the views of parents and stakeholders would influence our decision – and this has been the case.”
Reacting to the statement, Keep Shelley Pyramid (KSP) spokesman, Simon Pocock, said: “Should that decision be upheld by the governors, obviously we’d be delighted about that.
“It’s the right decision and we’re thankful for the support of Simon Reevell.
“We sincerely hope the governors agree with Mr McNally so we can get on with re-building bridges with the middle schools.
“We’re pleased the wider community has been listened to and I would like to thank every single member who has come out in support of middle schools and ourselves.
“There’s nothing wrong with trying to improve an educational system, but we think it’s right for the governors to keep that within the realms of Shelley Pyramid.”
KSP treasurer, James Crowther, said they were “delighted” with the development but could not let their guard down until the proposal was formally withdrawn.
He said: “Mr Reevell has suggested to Mr McNally what he should do, but it’s not over until it’s over.
“When it was proposed only five people voted for it so if they’ve not changed their opinions it could still be on.
“But we look forward to Shelley governors discussing this development and adopting, hopefully, a new position.
“As it stands the consultation period goes until January 18 and until we are given a different indication we will carry on persuading people to email and contact Mr Reevell.
“If we can get 1,000 in five days our next aim is to get 2,000.
“We’ve had cross party support which shows this is not a political issue, it’s about education and children.
“All that linked together is a powerful argument.
“I think our campaign has made a difference and brought communities together, now we want to get back to building bridges with Shelley College.”
Mr Crowther said KSP’s response document had gone to print and would be published.
He added: “Our rebuttal to their statistics has gone to press and we believe we have a strong document coming out that disproves large chunks of Shelley’s claims.
“Unlike their document, all our data comes from verified sources such as Ofsted.”
Kirklees Green chief, Clr Andrew Cooper, who also sits on the parish council, said they were prepared to hold a Parish Poll.