Jobs fear at top school

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JOBS at a top-performing school are under threat after its flagship £23.8million rebuilding project, its headteacher has claimed.

Durham Johnston School, in Durham City, was reopened in 2009 – the first in County Durham to benefit from the last Government’s £500million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

Headteacher Carolyn Roberts said: “Commitments left over from the building programme have made our finances difficult to manage.”

It is understood up to seven staff could lose their jobs.

The school, which employs 100 teaching staff and 60 other workers, has begun consultation on the proposed job losses.