Decision details

Consultation Outcomes: Proposals to Restructure Bromley Road and Worsley Bridge Schools

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Part 1


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

Reasons for the decision:

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

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