Proposed changes to St Mary's Fields Infant School - Statutory Notice

Closed 3 Mar 2014

Opened 21 Jan 2014

Feedback Updated 25 Apr 2014

We Asked

for representations regarding Statutory Proposals to expand the age range, and enlarge, St Mary's Fields Infant School to create an 'all-through' Primary School with effect from 1 September 2014.

You Said

No representations were received.

We Did

Following the support of the Children, Young People and Schools Scrutiny Commission, an Executive Decision Report was presented to the Assistant City Mayor - Children, Young People and Schools, who approved the proposals to expand and enlarge St Mary's Fields Infant School.

Results Updated 24 Mar 2014

No representations were received during the six week Statutory Representation period.

Following this representation period, a report was presented to the Children, Young People and Schools Scrutiny Commission, which gave their support to the proposal.

The Executive Decision Report was considered by the Assistant City Mayor - Children, Young People and Schools, and a decision was taken to approve the proposals.

The report and decision sheet can be found by following the link below.

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Overview

The council has consulted on proposed changes to St Mary's Fields Infant School The consultation opened on 4th November 2013 and closed on 15th December 2013.

Following the outcomes of the consultation, it is proposed to proceed to the next stage which requires the publication of a statutory notice, followed by a six week statutory representations period.

The statutory notice can be found below, with the full proposals attached towards the bottom of this page.

 

Why We Are Consulting

Changes to St Mary's Fields Infant School

Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Leicester City Council intends to make a prescribed alteration to St Mary's Fields Infant School (Community) Heyworth Road Leicester LE3 2DA from 1 September 2014.

It is proposed to change the age range of St Mary's Fields Infant School, from its current age range of 3 through to 7, to an age range of 3 through to 11 to become an 'all-through' primary school from 1 September 2014.

It is also proposed to enlarge the capacity of the school. The current capacity of the school is 236 and the proposed capacity will be 420. The current number of pupils registered at the school is 230. The current admission number for the school is 60 and the proposed admission number will be 60.

All pupils on roll of the Infant School on 31st August 2014 will transfer to the roll of the new 'all-through' primary school.

All pupils entering Reception Year in September 2014 (aged four on 31st August 2014), and each year after, will be entering a primary school and will stay on roll until transition to secondary school.

Some additional building will be required on the adjacent playing field. This will be phased in agreement with the school, and be subject to the normal planning permission process.

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 454 6203 or from www.leicester.gov.uk/stmarysinfant

Within six weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, 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:

Elaine McHale

Interim Strategic Director, Children’s Services

Publication Date: 21 January 2014

 

Notes

  1. The current Year 2 cohort will become the Year 3 cohort in September 2014, with each subsequent year following through.
  2. The current ‘temporary’ Year 3 cohort will become the ‘permanent’ Year 4 cohort in September 2014, with each subsequent year following through.
  3. At this stage, the Governing Body is yet to determine the name of the new primary school.

Areas

  • Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields

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
  • Children's social care and safeguarding
  • Services for young people
  • Services for younger children and families
  • Education and children's services