STAFF and governors at Kingsmead school in Hoylake say they are looking 'positively' towards the future with a renewed business plan.

Concerns had risen about the school's future following what a spokesman described as 'recent difficulties with a previous investor', but the business plan has 'overwhelming support of parents.

Headmaster Mark Gibbons said: "Kingsmead is a wonderful and unique school with an inspirational teaching team.

"We see children that are not thriving in other schools achieve some of the best results in Cheshire and Merseyside.

"We are excited for the future and have capacity to enrol more children, offering them a first-class education with tailored learning in classes of typically less than 16.

"That's the smallest class size in Wirral and the wider area.”

Parent Governor, Claire Lanceley, said: "Kingsmead parents all know that there is no other school quite like it.

"We have so many children here who, for a multitude of different reasons, would not achieve the same amazing outcomes in any other setting.

"As parents, we are all committed to ensuring Kingsmead continues to provide this unique opportunity for children for many years to come."

Kingsmead, which provides a unique and specialist education for children from across Merseyside and Cheshire, opened in 1904.

It provides boarding facilities for many international students and recently opened a new sixth form centre.

The school approach celebrated achieving 'exceptional' academic results; 11+ and GCSE pass rates are consistently over 80%.

It support children with learning needs such as dyslexia.

Many of its pupils have moved from other Local Authority and Independent Schools, where they struggled to reach their full potential.