Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To receive the outcomes of the consultation
and decide on the precise proposal to amalgamate Ascot Heath Infant
and Ascot Heath CE Junior Schools into a new Primary School with
effect from 1 September 2019.
i. That the outcomes of the consultation are noted.
ii. That the possible amalgamation of Ascot Heath Infant and CE Junior Schools should move to the next stage of Representation (formal consultation).
iii. That the Representation stage should be based on an amalgamation progressing, with the route to becoming a primary school being to extend the age range of the Infant School and to close the Junior School.
iv. That the Proposal, attached as Annex 3, is agreed subject to any detailed changes.
v. That once the Primary School is established, the Council will work with the Governing Body and the Diocese to undertake another consultation with the local community to ensure that all parents have an opportunity to express their thoughts about potential Voluntary Controlled church status.
i. 92% of respondees to the consultation supported an amalgamation.
ii. 45% of respondees opted to extend the age range of the Infant School and to close the Junior School. Specific benefits of this approach were recognised by respondees in their comments.
Not to progress with amalgamation proposals, meaning that both current schools continue as separate organisations and the possible benefits are not realised.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Financial Impact: In the long term savings are envisaged.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Children, Young People & Learning.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
A formal notice will be published followed by
a 4 week period of ‘representation’ (formal
Parents, children, staff, governors and the
Contact: Graham Symonds, School Sufficiency and Commissioning Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 354067.
Publication date: 26/10/2018
Date of decision: 26/10/2018
Effective from: 03/11/2018