Former Burnholme Community College site to be discussed

York Press: Former Burnholme Community College site to be discussed Former Burnholme Community College site to be discussed

TALKS about the future for the site of a York secondary school which will close in the summer are to be held this weekend.

Burnholme Community College, the city’s smallest secondary school, will shut at the end of the current school year because of falling pupil numbers, despite a campaign to save it.

City of York Council will hold a drop-in consultation event at the college between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, with residents being asked to give their views on what should happen to the site.

Council officials have said options could include housing, a health centre or a community facility.

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10:14am Thu 13 Mar 14

Oyy you says...

Thank all the student houses for the fall in pupils....
Thank all the student houses for the fall in pupils.... Oyy you
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10:37am Thu 13 Mar 14

PhilR@Strike says...

As and ex pupil, Id like to thank all the Teachers and Staff, past and present, for all their hard work and dedication over the years.
God Bless!

Yours Class of 1977
As and ex pupil, Id like to thank all the Teachers and Staff, past and present, for all their hard work and dedication over the years. God Bless! Yours Class of 1977 PhilR@Strike
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4:07pm Thu 13 Mar 14

york_chap says...

Well those options all sound sensible for that area, which is a nice change compared to some of the council's ideas and recent schemes/approvals in other parts of York.

I don't live round there but I hope the residents do get a real say in what is built and that the designs are attractive - not brick boxes or futuristic rubbish that will want demolishing in 20 years.
Well those options all sound sensible for that area, which is a nice change compared to some of the council's ideas and recent schemes/approvals in other parts of York. I don't live round there but I hope the residents do get a real say in what is built and that the designs are attractive - not brick boxes or futuristic rubbish that will want demolishing in 20 years. york_chap
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5:14pm Thu 13 Mar 14

JHardacre says...

With primary school numbers increasing, how long will it be before York needs to build a new secondary school?
With primary school numbers increasing, how long will it be before York needs to build a new secondary school? JHardacre
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7:23pm Tue 25 Mar 14

SelseyBill says...

I was a student at the school in the fifties. It was a modern school in every sense and did a good job for me. I went on to work in the hotel industry all over the world and left York in 1969. So sad to see the place closing. Other schools from that era have been rebuilt in my area and are now thriving. Surely schools should be being built not closed down?
I was a student at the school in the fifties. It was a modern school in every sense and did a good job for me. I went on to work in the hotel industry all over the world and left York in 1969. So sad to see the place closing. Other schools from that era have been rebuilt in my area and are now thriving. Surely schools should be being built not closed down? SelseyBill
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