A campaign against the planned closure of Menzieshill High in Dundee will step up a gear next week.
Concerned parents and residents are set to attend a meeting at Menzieshill Parish Church to organise opposition to the closure of the school.
The meeting has been set up by the Save Menzieshill High campaign with the support of the Dundee branch of the Scottish Socialist Party and non-partisan local activists.
Dave Mundt, co-chairman of the local branch of the Scottish Socialist Party, urged parents to attend Tuesday’s meeting at 7pm.
He said: “The closure of Menzieshill High would be hugely detrimental to the local community.
“The school is not only important to pupils, but to staff and local people who use community facilities there. Attacks on our public services, particularly education, need to end.
“I campaigned against cuts to the local education budget as a Morgan Academy pupil in 2011, and I’m angered to find the council is still cutting back on essential public services.”
The Save Menzieshill High Facebook page has in excess of 1650 likes and at least 90 people have confirmed they will be attending the event.
Mr Mundt said that the main goal of the meeting was to build momentum on a campaign, which would make the council administration sit up and take notice.
He said: “The meeting will be an opportunity for more experienced activists to meet with parents and locals who feel strongly about the decision.
“We hope to create a campaign with enough traction to put pressure on the SNP administration to keep the school.”
Earlier this week, the Tele reported that hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for an end to plans to close Menzieshill High.
More than 850 people have already put their name to the online petition asking for the closure of the school one of only two in the West End to be reconsidered.
Members of the education committee agreed in principle to close the school at the end of the 2015/16 session with a final decision expected in May.