The Friends/Walden School is an important site for education and sports in Saffron Walden. It has announced that it is closing and it will be sorely missed. The parents are working on a rescue plan and we wish them luck. However if that falls through you may have read in the local papers that we’ve asked it to be considered to be taken over as a state school to fill the chronic school places shortage in the north of Uttlesford.
To find out the impact to local people, BBC New Look East recently visited the school to interview parents, the head teach, Derek Jones from Saffron Walden Sport, and R4U. Replay the segment below.