Skerton High pupils visit Number 10

Skerton High School pupils with David Morris MP before entering Number 10 Downing Street.
Skerton High School pupils with David Morris MP before entering Number 10 Downing Street.

The fight to save a Lancaster high school has reached Number 10 Downing Street.

Students from Skerton High, which is in danger of closure, delivered a petition signed by thousands of people to the Prime Minister’s home this afternoon.

They were accompanied by David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Lancashire County Council is currently consulting on the future of the school. The first part of the consultation closed on Friday.

Representatives from the school will meet with Education Minister Lord Nash later this afternoon. Mr Morris will present the petition to the House of Commons at around 5pm.

“It was a privilege and honour to accompany these young people to Downing Street and give them an opportunity to have their voices heard at the highest of offices,” said Mr Morris, who also spoke in school assembly to worried pupils last Friday.

The county council is looking to close the school due to falling numbers and poor grades.