Consultation on the proposal to extend the age range and increase capacity at High Meadow Infant School

**THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED**

Introduction

This consultation is being undertaken to advise you of proposals concerning High Meadow Infant School and to invite you to tell us what you think of the proposals. This is part of a statutory consultation process that Warwickshire County Council is managing in partnership with the Governing Body. The proposal is:

  • To extend the age range of the school from 5 to 7 years old to 5 to 11 years old
  • To increase the capacity at High Meadow Infant School from 90 pupils to 210 pupils. The published admission number (PAN) will remain the same at 30.

Why Change?

High Meadow Infant School is the only infant school in the planning area. There are five primary schools in the planning area, and at present parents have to apply for a place in year 3 at Coleshill CofE Primary as though they were applying for a junior school. As this is not the ‘natural’ entry point for a primary school a year 3 place for High Meadow Infant School pupils cannot be guaranteed at Coleshill Primary School.

Increasing the age range at High Meadow Infant School would mean in September 2019 year 2 pupils would retain a place at High Meadow Infant until the end of year 6 making this a primary school with the pupils benefiting from the continuity of teaching and learning.

Building consequences

This letter concerns the statutory process of extending the age range of the school and increasing the capacity from 90 to 210.  This proposal would require some changes and extensions to the school building.  However, this will be subject to a separate process and will be linked to the submission of an application for planning permission.  

What is the proposed timetable?

March 2017: The County Council’s Cabinet gave approval for the proposal to go out for consultation

6th September 2017 – 6th October 2017: Consultation with parents and the local community to take into account the views expressed regarding the proposals to increase in capacity.

9th November 2017: If the Cabinet agree to the proposals, the decision will be implemented with the expansion being completed in time for September 2019.

Have Your Say…

As an integral part of this process, we are inviting you to take part in this consultation. We welcome your views on the proposed changes raised in this letter and all viewpoints will be taken into account before deciding to publish formal proposals.

Feedback can be given in the following ways;

In writing to:

Access & Organisation

Building 3, Saltisford Office Park

Ansell Way

Warwick

CV34 4UL

Via E-mail:

consultations@warwickshire.gov.uk

or, by completing the online survey.

The deadline for comments is 6th October 2017

Appendices

FAQs

Following the end of the consultation we shall publish the results and this may include quotes of comments which will be anonymous. If you reply to an anonymous survey then no personal details will be captured. If you would like further information, visit our website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy or contact our Customer Service Centre on 01926 410410
 
Information you provide in any additional correspondence to our surveys and consultations, including personal information, may be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 1998. If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, including your contact details, please tell us why, but be aware that, under the Freedom of Information Act, we cannot always guarantee confidentiality. 
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