TOWN hall chiefs will meet later this month to discuss the future of two schools.

Trafford Council’s Executive Committee is to hold a meeting on Monday, August 19 at 6.30pm about the possible amalgamation of Stamford Park Infant and Junior Schools.

The meeting will also discuss the results of a recent consultation and the proposal for a new primary school on the existing school field.

In February, council chiefs tabled plans to amalgamate the junior and infant schools, as they both currently share the same building, and build a new £8 million school.

The move would have reduced class sizes – and made a ‘significant’ difference to the century-old building, parents have said.

While infant school governors, supported by headteacher Anne-Marie McDowell, said a brand new school would ‘benefit future generations’.

However, despite opposition, Cathryn Downing announced she turned down the authority’s multi-million-pound offer.

She said the deal was rejected because the authority offered ‘very limited detail’ despite requests for more information.