A delayed decision over the future leadership of two primary schools will be made next week.

Dawlish Primary School in Jesse Road, Leyton, could soon be taken over by Prue Barnes who is the current headteacher of Newport School in Newport Road.

The schools would have one governing body under the propsal.

On Monday, the separate governing boards will meet to decide, following a consultation process.

Many parents at Dalwish Primary have been vocal in their opposition to the plan, claiming any merger would destroy the sense of community at Dawlish.

However, Waltham Forest council has spoken out in support of the plan.

Letters will go out to parents after the meeting and the decision will be published on both school websites.