Watch: Huw speaks on funding for small schools and village schools

In a Westminster Hall debate discussing funding for small and village schools. Huw spoke about the recent proposal to close Broad Oak Primary School. This threat is due to a lack of pupils that attend.

Huw highlighted that “small schools are good schools” and are often the heart of the community providing a vital role – particularly for children with special educational needs.

The Minister committed to working with Huw to help residents deliver a good case to save the school.

Watch the speech here:

https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/fd55efc6-a174-4ba5-861e-ba652535fe2e?in=16:52:00&out=16:56:51

 

The Minister assured those attending the debate that the Government has a presumption against the closure of rural schools.

Watch his comments here:

https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/fd55efc6-a174-4ba5-861e-ba652535fe2e?in=17:21:39&out=17:28:10