Proposed Reorganisation of Braunstone Frith Infant and Junior Schools - Statutory Notice

Closed 16 Mar 2013

Opened 2 Feb 2013

Feedback Updated 25 Apr 2013

We Asked

for representations regarding formal proposals to close Braunstone Frith Junior School and expand the age range of Braunstone Frith Infant School.

You Said

no representations were received.

We Did

approved the proposals to close Braunstone Frith Junior School and expand the age range of Braunstone Frith Infant School.

Results Updated 25 Apr 2013

Please follow the link below to access the consultation results and decision report

 

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Overview

Following the outcomes of the consultation which concluded 14 October 2012, combined with the educational arguments for creating a single, 'all through' primary school, it is proposed to proceed to the next stage of the proposals; publication of a statutory notice followed by a six week period for statutory representations. At the end of this period a further decision will need to be taken whether to implement the proposals or not.

The statutory notice, along with background documents detailing: the original consultation; the response; and the decisions taken regarding this proposal so far can be found below.

 

Why We Are Consulting

 

Statutory Notice

 

Reorganisation of Braunstone Frith Infant and Junior Schools

Part 1

Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Leicester City Council intends to make prescribed alterations to Braunstone Frith Infant School, Liberty Road, Leicester, LE3 6NN with effect from 1st September 2013.

It is proposed to change the age range of Braunstone Frith Infant School, from its current age range of 4 through to 7, to an age range of 4 through to 11 to become an 'all-through' primary school.

It is also proposed to enlarge the capacity of the school. The current capacity of the school is

225 and the proposed capacity will be 525. The current number of pupils registered at the school is 236. The current admission number for the school is 75 into Reception Year and the proposed admission number will remain at 75.

All pupils on roll of the Infant School on 31st August 2013 will transfer to the roll of the new 'all-through' primary school.

All pupils entering Reception Year in September 2013 (aged four on 31st August 2013), and each year after, will be entering a primary school and will stay on roll until transition to secondary school.

 

Part 2

Notice is given in accordance with section 15(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Leicester City Council intends to discontinue Braunstone Frith Junior School, Cuffling Drive, Leicester, LE3 6NF with effect from 31st August 2013. This proposal is 'related' to those in Part 1 above.

All pupils attending the Junior School in Years 3 to 5 at the time of its closure will transfer on to the roll of the 'all-through' primary school (see Part 1). Pupils in Year 6 at the time of its closure will transfer to a secondary school as part of the usual secondary transfer process.

Statutory consultation requirements relating to this proposal have been complied with.

This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from:

 

Rob Thomas

School Organisation Manager, Education and Children's Services Department

Leicester City Council, New Walk Centre, Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZG

0116 373 7469 or from www.leicester.gov.uk/bfij

 

Within six weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object to or make comments on the proposal by sending them to:

 

Rob Thomas

School Organisation Manager, Education and Children's Services Department

Leicester City Council, New Walk Centre, Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZG

 

Signed:

Rachel Dickinson

Strategic Director, Children’s Services

 

Publication Date: 2nd February 2013

 

Notes:

1. The newly formed primary school will retain its infant school LA/DFE number and unique reference number and pupils of the closing junior school (see Part 2 above) will have amendments to existing registrations etc. when they transfer to the new primary school.

2. No new or additional site is required for these changes. Some additional building and/or remodelling of existing buildings may be required within the existing sites. This will be phased in agreement with the school, and be subject to the normal planning permission process.

3. The Governing Body will determine the new name for the primary school at their next meeting.

Areas

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
  • Managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Professionals
  • Service users
  • Care home residents and their next of kin

Interests

  • Schools