The Birmingham City Schools has faced criticism for its decision to close two schools in Birmingham due to overcrowding.
Birmingham City Council’s chief executive, Sir Michael Meacher, said the closures would be reviewed and the schools would be reopened as soon as possible.
“The schools have been in operation for some time, with many students coming from outside the area,” Mr Meacher said.
“We want to make sure that the children we educate are well prepared to go on to university and to build a strong future.”
“As we have learned from past experiences we know that the most important thing is to ensure that every child has a safe and secure environment.”
So we are making a series of adjustments to the schools to ensure they are ready to serve the needs of the community.
“Birmingham council chief executive Sir Michael Emmer said the closure of the Birmingham High School would be assessed to ensure the schools were prepared for the future.”
These are significant changes to the facilities, we will assess how the schools are doing over time and how we can make sure they are safe and well equipped to meet the needs and requirements of the future,” he said.
Birchland Primary School in the centre of Birmingham will be closed and will be replaced by the newly opened Birmingham City School.
Bircham Primary School will be opened as a school in the middle of Birmingham City Centre and the School will house a new high school for boys and girls.
Mr Meacher has previously said the schools had been operating in good condition.
Birchington Primary School was the first school to be closed in Birmingham, opening in May 2016.
It closed due to an increase in the number of students coming to the city.
The closures will affect about 1,500 pupils.
Mr Emmer has previously expressed concerns about the number and quality of school supplies being supplied to Birmingham.”
A lot of children are coming from all over the city, and I think it’s a very serious concern,” he told the ABC’s AM program.”
This is the first time in a long time that we’ve seen the situation where we’re seeing such a high demand for school supplies.””
This has got to stop, we can’t allow this to continue, it’s unacceptable.
“I have no doubt in my mind that we will be able to find a solution.”