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It has been agreed that The Henry Prince school, Mayfield, will close by the end of August after it emerged that the school was only expecting between 10 and 15 pupils in September, despite having the capacity for 75.

Statement on potential job losses at Wedgwood

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said:

Today’s news from Wedgwood is a huge blow to workers and their families, as well as the wider county.

Staffordshire’s reputation as a home to design and manufacturing innovation and excellence dates back to Josiah Wedgwood’s time and that spirit and skill is still very much alive today.

If these proposals come to pass we will work with local partners and the Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to see how we can best help those affected in terms of practical support and retraining opportunities.”