A primary school in Bollin has been shut with immediate effect by Trafford Council amid an ongoing dispute involving the headteacher, governors, staff and parents.
Last week teachers staged a strike and around 70 parents also protested outside the school in a long running dispute with the head teacher Michelle Brindle since she took over Bollin Primary School.
In a statement this afternoon Trafford Council said
“Trafford Council and the Governors of The Bollin Primary School have agreed to close the school with immediate effect.
“This decision has not been taken lightly but is necessary to ensure the safe operation of the school in the light of concerns about the reduced capacity of the senior leadership at the school.
“The Council is also aware of a film that is circulating in relation to the school and is investigating this further.
“Whilst we appreciate this matter will be a disruption to the pupils and family life, it is of the utmost importance to safeguard and protect pupils at the school and the Council is actively taking steps to get the school reopened as soon as possible.”
The Film refered to is said to depict teachers drinking alcohol and changing on the premises.
Up to sixteeen staff have alleged to submitted grievances to Trafford Council while the headteacher has threatened to sue moaning parents.