PARENTS are still concerned about the potential closure of a town's sixth form.

We reported last week that governors at Dyson Perrins CE Academy in Yates Hay Road, Malvern have begun a consultation over the sixth form’s future, which could mean no sixth form students start there in September.

Malvern Hills district councillor Samantha Charles said: “Parents I spoke to [since the first article was published] are still feeling very let down.

"I don’t know how they can be expected to wait until the end of March to know what plans to make for September, so are looking elsewhere now.”

In a letter to parents dated Monday, February 10, Dyson Perrins headteacher Mike Gunston said: “You may be aware that numbers in our sixth form are low and reducing for a number of years.

“A small sixth form poses a significant challenge to retain the breadth of courses that our students wish to study.

“There are a number of strong post-16 providers locally so we are confident that our students will be able to access the courses they wish to study.

“Students in year 12 and year 13 will continue as planned.”

Lynne Thomas, 48, from Malvern, has a daughter in her last year at the school, who does not want to be identified, and she said she would be disappointed not to attend sixth form at Dyson Perrins.

She believes the school offers “fantastic” pastoral care to its students and that “teachers at the school know the children really well and they get quality attention.”

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We tried contacting the school but no one was available for comment.

The school will be holding a meeting for parents on Wednesday, February 26 at 6pm.

Ofsted rated the school as 'good' in March 2018 during their last inspection.