Rules against rural school closures

Closing a rural school in Wales should only happen after councils have done "everything they can" to keep it open, according to new guidelines.

Changes to the School Organisation Code from Thursday include the presumption against the closure of rural schools.

Campaigners in some areas have accused councils of trying to rush closures through in recent months.

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said all viable alternatives should be considered before closure. This includes linking up with other schools.

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