An online petition set up in a bid to save Crievagh Primary School from closure is gathering momentum.
The rural school, which according to a proposal published from the Southern Education and Library Board “will close with effect from 31 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.”
The online petition which was set up just last week has already gained almost 400 signatures.
The petition states: “The school is highly regarded and known for its excellent educational standards and pastoral care. It reflects what’s best about society and enjoys a great reputation in the wider community. Despite being small in size, it has a large footprint in the wider world, with many of its past pupils obtaining highly influential posts within society.
“I am confident that it meets and exceeds the criteria required by the Sustainable Schools Policy, with exception to the unobtainable Bain figure of 105. This magic number is unachievable for a school in such a rural setting.
“We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to retain Crievagh Primary School.”
To view or sign the petition online visit http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/petition-to-keep-crievagh-primary-school-open