North Yarmouth schools reorganisation - statutory public notice

Closed 6 Oct 2017

Opened 8 Sep 2017

Overview

School Organisation in North Yarmouth

Part 1 : Proposal to close Alderman Swindell Primary School

Notice is given in accordance with section 15(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DL intends to discontinue Alderman Swindell Primary School, Beresford Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 4AB on 31 August 2018.

Pupils currently attending Alderman Swindell Primary School will automatically have a place at North Denes Primary School on 1 September 2018.  North Denes Primary School is approximately 0.5 miles from Alderman Swindell Primary School. 

The closure notice should be considered alongside Part B of this notice to change the age range of North Denes Primary School to admit pupils from the age of two from 1 September 2018.

Part 2 : Proposal to extend the age range of North Denes Primary School to admit pupils from the age of two

Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DL intends to make a prescribed alteration to North Denes Primary School, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 4HF from 1 September 2018 by changing the age range of the school to admit pupils from the age of two.

The current capacity of the school is 420 and the proposed capacity will be 420. The current admission number for the school is 60 and the proposed admission number will be 60.

All statutory consultation requirements relating to these proposals have been complied with.

This notice is an extract from the complete proposal.  Copies of the complete proposal can be downloaded from this web page.

Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to or make comments by sending them to the School Organisation Team, Bay 29, Floor 8, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DL or by email to: schoolreview@norfolk.gov.uk

Signed: Matt Dunkley, Interim Executive Director of Children's Services        

Date: 8 September 2017

Explanatory note

1.    If following the end of this Notice period, the decision is taken to close Alderman Swindell Primary School, then the County Council will need to consider the future of the site. Views were sought and offered during informal consultation on the possible reuse for children with education needs not able to be met in mainstream schools. For the avoidance of doubt, this Public Notice does not incorporate any proposal for the future of the site. The future of the site will be considered in line with County Council policy, but only if the County Council proceeds to closure of the school.

Any proposed future educational use of the site will be subject to separate local consultation and its own business case, based on benefit to learners and the costs to the County Council.

2.    The Governing Body of North Denes Primary School opened their childcare provision on 1 September 2017 under Section 27 of the Education Act 2002 (Power of governing body of a maintained school to provide community facilities).  The proposal at Part B formally changes the age range of the school to admit pupils at age 2 to the nursery class.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to know what you think of this proposal before a final decision is made. 

Areas

  • Great Yarmouth

Audiences

  • Children
  • General public
  • Parents and carers and guardians
  • All residents
  • People who use our services
  • Young people
  • Staff
  • Schools
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • District councils

Interests

  • Education and early years