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Parents protest at radio station
Parents angry at plans for a shake-up of a city's schools have protested outside the offices of Radio Stoke.

Up to 30 parents protested outside the radio station as Stoke-on-Trent City Council's education director Ged Rowney was appearing on a show.

The council is considering closing five special schools and replacing them with three new ones near mainstream schools.

A fourth separate school could be set up for people with particular social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Public consultation on the plans will continue until 11 January and a decision is set to be made in February.

The council is also looking at the way the whole of secondary education in the city is structured.

Mr Rowney told Radio Stoke that the consultation was still taking place and urged parents to make their views known as part of that process.

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