THE EDUCATION of Barrow's children has always been the community's priority, and parents in 2010 made their feelings known to Furness Academy.

Parents who dropped their children off at Furness Academy's two sites yesterday had mixed views about how the academy should be developed.

At Furness Academy North Site, parent Julie Corkan, of Ratings Village, Barrow, said: "It won't be too much of an imposition to me because my son leaves this year.

"I think it could be good for the other students though, one site would be better for their education.

"It would be a good thing to have all the students on one site in an upgraded building."

Alan Kerr, of Flass Lane, Barrow, has a daughter in her final year at North Site, but his youngest daughter is set to start secondary year in two years.

"I think the best way forward would be to have one site.

"It wouldn't be a major inconvenience, but the state of the children's education is the most important thing.

"It's about what will be more beneficial to them.

"The concentration should be on education."

Joyce Clark, of Holbeck, whose daughter attends North Site, said: "It would suit me better because the South Site is closet to our home. I think there should be just one site."