It seems bizarre that Powys County Council want to shut schools because of surplus places when the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23081631) seems to be of the opinion that more places are needed and when some projections indicate an increase in the number of 3-10 years olds: http://www.mtmconsulting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Nationwide-child-population-changes.jpg
It’s not a new story: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/mar/15/shortfall-school-places-quarter-million
Equally bizarre is the headteacher shortage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-23096486
How can Powys have a headteacher shortage? Small schools with heads have been shut, we should be falling over headteachers!
Powys County Council need to take a look at their figures and their policies. At a time when living in a rural location could be very attractive they seem to be making it the opposite.