Education officials have said a Lincolnshire village school is likely to close because parents have chosen to send their children elsewhere.
The county council said it will be forced to close Rippingale Primary School near Bourne after a consultation period if enrolment remains low.
The authority said parents choosing to send their children to other schools had led to this situation.
There are 120 children living nearby, but only 20 are attending the school.
School staff and governors have fought to keep it open, but the council said unless school numbers double in the next few weeks it will have to close.