Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
That the proposed change of age range at Bromley Road Infant School and Worsley Bridge Junior School so that both schools become all through Primary Schools with effect from 1st September 2014 be agreed.
That Officers be authorised to undertake the formal statutory processes for the restructuring of a school as outlined in Section 6 of Report ED13028
Bromley Road Infant and Worsley Bridge Junior Schools are ‘linked’ schools with automatic pupil transfer. These two schools are sited three-quarters of a mile apart which creates difficulties for parents with children at both schools. Creating two separate all-through Primary Schools will overcome this problem as well as offering a range of additional benefits including strengthened leadership and management across key stages, continuity of curriculum organisation and pupil assessment and consistent governance.
The Consultations for the proposed changes to school organisation ran from 11th January to 15th February 2013, and produced 46 Bromley Road responses and 23 Worsley Bridge responses which were largely supportive of the proposals. The Governing Bodies and School Councils for both schools also supported the proposed changes to school organisation.
Publication date: 21/03/2013
Date of decision: 20/03/2013
Effective from: 28/03/2013