A NEW parents group has been formed to take on the fight for a new Secondary School for part of Kirklees.
It wants the school to serve parts of Birkenshaw, Birstall, Gomersal and East Bierley.
The BBG Parents’ Alliance is made up of parents from all four communities who are committed to the fight to establish a new school for the area in the Birkenshaw area.
Many parents were outraged when Kirklees Council changed their Building Schools for the Future programme to deny their area a new Secondary School despite unprecedented support from thousands of parents and the local community.
The BBG Parents’ Alliance is now working with a number of other bodies to develop plans to establish a new school by applying to central Government for direct funding.
The Alliance is looking to set up one of the new “Free Schools” which are being proposed to be introduced by the Conservatives.
Under Tory proposals parent groups will be able to apply to the Government to run schools facing closure and establish new schools in areas neglected by their Local Authority.
BBG Parents’ Alliance spokesperson Lesley Surman said: “We have accepted that Kirklees Council has chosen to ignore the needs of our community, but we will not give up on the needs of our children.
“We now are working to establish a strong group which will be able run our new school”.