THE potential threat of closure hanging over a village primary school has not deterred parents from enrolling their children at the start of the new term.

Beulah Primary School, along with neighbouring Trewen Primary School, could be shut as part of a review being carried out by Ceredigion County Council.

A consultation on the future of the two schools is being undertaken, with a report earlier this year to the learning communities overview and scrutiny committee stating that closing the two schools would save around £155,000.

Parents campaigning to save Beulah School, which last year celebrated its 100th anniversary, have said they are keen to work with the council to keep open the school and have been encouraged that new pupils have started the new school year.

“The new school year has had a very positive start with four new children joining the reception class at Beulah, which has taken school numbers up to 21,” said parent Carol Pickover.

“We have been advised by the council that if we can increase numbers by 10-12, now only six to eight, we have a very good chance of winning our case to stay open past July next year.

“Every additional child can make a real difference, so if your son or daughter is due to start school during this school year or next, please consider Beulah school and call 01239 810724 to arrange a visit to meet the staff and see what Beulah has to offer.”

A fund-raising campaign has also been launched by parents and continues to gain momentum after a successful car boot season which raised in excess of £700. Further donations in support of the school has taken the total to £1,300.

“Over the next few weeks we will be running a bingo night at Helyg Fach caravan park, doing a bed run and starting our autumn raffle which has already seen some great prizes donated by local businesses,” added Carol.

There is still time to donate to the raffle and any businesses who would still like to support the campaign can contact the school on the number above, or email Carol Pickover at