02 October 2014

Plans to demolish former school buildings in Kings Cliffe will move closer at a meeting of Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet (Tuesday 7 October).

The cabinet report outlines the case for the demolition of buildings on the former Kings Cliffe site of Oundle and Kings Cliffe Middle School, following the closure of the site in August.

Why is the demolition being proposed?

In the long-term, these buildings are not felt to be suitable for providing education. Declining pupil numbers mean that the Middle school can operate more efficiently on one site.

Councillor Matthew Golby, cabinet member for learning, skills and education, said: “Arrangements have been made for the education of all pupils previously based at the Kings Cliffe site, including home to school transport where relevant, at the Oundle site.

"With empty buildings come extra security costs and the risk that they will become a target for anti-social behaviour.

"That's why we are looking at the options for the site, one of which is demolition of the buildings."

Read the full cabinet report

The cabinet meeting will take place on Tuesday 7th October.