Browick Road Primary School, Wymondham - Consultation on a change of age range

Closed 26 May 2017

Opened 8 May 2017

Feedback updated 19 Sep 2017

We asked

We asked for views on the proposed merger of Busy Bees Playgroup with Browick Road Infant School in Wymondham.  As part of the merger, it was proposed that the school would take on the management of the playgroup and would be known as Browick Road Primary and Nursery School.  This proposal included a change in age range for the school from 4 - 11 to 2 - 11 years.

You said

Of the 62 people who responded, 61 agreed with the proposal.

We did

This was subsequently agreed by the Executive Director of Children's Services and the merger took place on 1 September 2017.


Proposal to change the age range to allow for places for Under 4's at Browick Road Primary School in Wymondham from 1 September 2017

Norfolk County Council supports the Governing Bodies wish to change the age range of Browick Road Primary School, but we need to hear your views before a final decision is made. 

Currently the school takes children into the Reception Class at the start of the school year after their fourth birthday.  All younger children attend Busy Bees Playgroup or alternative Early Years provision within Wymondham.  From September 2017 it is proposed to merge Busy Bees Playgroup into the school thereby lowering the school's age range to admit 2 year olds.  As part of the merger, the school will take on the management of the playgroup and will be known as Browick Road Primary and Nursery School.  This will make the schools age range 2 - 11 years, rather than the current 4 - 11 years.

Thereis no change proposed to the determined admission arrangements.  The school's admission arrangements for school entry in September 2017 remain unchanged and there is no change to the fact that a nursery place does not in any way guarantee a placed at the school.

We believe that the change will protect the number of early years places in the immediate area and ensure a sustainable governance structure for the early years provision at the school.

Comments on this initial consultation can be made by contacting the School Organisation Team (Bay 29, Floor 8, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DL), by email to or responding to this online survey.

The consultation document can be downloaded from the link below.

Update:  No representations were received following the publication of the statutory Public Notice.

The Executive Director of Children's Services, in his role of Decision Maker agreed that the proposal should be implemented from 1 September 2017.  A copy of the Determination Notice can be downloaded from the link below.

Why your views matter

We want to know what you think of this proposal. 


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