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12:09 Wednesday 13 April 2011 

Brigidine School to remain private but must raise more funds

Brigidine School in Windsor is on course to be back in the black by September - but jobs may be lost.

The school has been through a difficult few months during which parents and governors found themselves at loggerheads over whether or not it should join the state system after it hit a financial crisis.

The two sides reached agreement earlier this year and now campaigning parent Mike Fleming, who successfully led the fight to keep the school private, has taken over as chairman of governors from Mike Wyld who stood down last week.

Mr Wyld has agreed to stay on as a governor at the Kings Road school.

Meanwhile the fight to get the Windsor school back in profit continues.

Mr Fleming warned that some jobs would be lost, mostly in the office although some teaching posts may be affected. A consultation is still in progress.

He added: "The school has racked up losses year after year and it can't continue in that vein. We ought to be in the black again by September. Loss-making won't be tolerated under any circumstances."

Donations and fund raising events have now raised nearly £100,000 with a fundraising ball expected to raise another £20,000 soon.

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