“The report produced by SELB, seems to have targeted Clady school because of low numbers, but this school supports a small rural community and is necessary for our rural children. It should not come down to numbers, the geography and needs of the area must be considered. The school has an excellent delivery record and this news has stunned the entire school community.
“This threat to the school has also come without any indication as to where the children of Clady would be educated, so I believe more thought and certainly consultation is needed.
“There are many exceptional circumstances facing Clady school that must be taken into account including: the poor roads infrastructure, lack of gritting services during winter months, little provision for public transport, majority of households being one car families. All these issues are key and should highlight the need for this excellent rural school.
“The rural community is being eroded year after year and we must join together to ensure this is not allowed to happen. A good school should not be closed down.”