Decision details

Amalgamation of Ascot Heath Infant and CE Junior Schools

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consult and, if desirable, agree to amalgamate Ascot Heath Infant and Ascot Heath CE Junior Schools into a new Primary School with effect from 1 September 2019


That the consultation on the possible amalgamation of Ascot Heath Infant and CE Junior Schools should proceed.

Reasons for the decision:

If an opportunity is presented to amalgamate Infant and Junior Schools then the Council seeks the views of all stakeholders with the intention of achieving this outcome.


An example would be when the headteacher of one of the schools leaves or retires, as is the situation at Ascot Heath Infant School.


If the two schools amalgamate into a primary school there are opportunities for better educational outcomes for children through a consistent approach through the primary phase and other benefits.


The governing bodies of both schools have agreed to support a consultation on amalgamation.

Alternative options considered:

Not to progress with amalgamation proposals, meaning that both current schools continue as separate organisations and the possible benefits are not realised.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Financial Impact: In the long term savings are envisaged.

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Children, Young People & Learning.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The first stage of the process is a wide consultation with all stakeholders of at least 6 weeks. If it is agreed to move to the next stage, a formal notice will be published followed by a 4 week period of ‘representation’ (formal consultation)


Parents, children, staff, governors and the wider community

Contact: Graham Symonds, School Sufficiency and Commissioning Manager Email: Tel: 01344 354067.

Publication date: 11/07/2018

Date of decision: 29/06/2018

Effective from: 19/07/2018

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