The tiny school in Cornwall that fundraised to hire a second teacher

Like many UK village schools, Lerryn primary was struggling financially but parents now hope to make it sustainable

Lerryn Church of England Primary School, near Lostwithiel in Cornwall, was told by its academy trust at the end of the last academic year that lack of funding would mean they had to scale down to only one class. This would have left one teacher juggling the education of children from reception age up to year 6.

This could have been the end of the story – another struggling school left to manage with depleted resources. Instead, residents of this tiny Cornish village have raised more than £30,000 to hire a second teacher and keep their school open.

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