Cheadle & Marple college merger

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Over 200 High Peak students attend Cheadle & Marple College – as my own older children did – so I know just how important the college is, especially after New Mills Sixth Form closed. Sixth forms have seen cuts of between 20% and 30% of their funding so it’s very sad to see them berated for financial mismanagement and needing to close or be bailed out.

I had already requested to meet the leaderships of both Cheadle & Marple and Trafford College Group to protect the interests High Peak students in the merger. We need to keep travel bursaries and accessible courses for High Peak students and that’s what I’m fighting for – as a mum who knows, as well as a candidate who cares about getting the best education for High Peak’s young people.