Sedgeford (Community) Primary School

Closes 13 May 2020

Opened 16 Mar 2020

Overview

The proposal is to close Sedgeford (Community) Primary School with effect from 31st August 2020 and to change the catchment area of Sedgeford to accommodate the change.

Sedgeford (Community) Primary school is a primary school taking pupils from the age of 4 years to 11 years and is designated as a rural school (rural village) by the Department for Education, 2019.  Sedgeford Primary School is in a Federation with Brancaster Cof E VA Primary School and Docking C of E Primary School & Nursery.

 

 

Why We Are Consulting

The consultation on the proposed closure of Sedgeford (Community) Primary School was brought forward as a request from the Interim Executive Board (IEB) of the school on 18 February 2020.  The Chair of the IEB reluctantly requested the Council to consult on closure of the school as;

  • There are 14 children at the school from Reception - Year 5. Four of the children are dual registered with Docking Primary)
  • The 10 children are in Year 2 to Year 5 and are educated in one class with one qualified teacher and two support staff
  • There are no admissions anticipated for September 2020.

There are a number of aspects that the Norfolk County Council as the Decision-Maker must take into account when considering the organisation of schools to ensure it is in the best interest of children’s education and achievement.  These include school leadership, performance, impact on the community, diversity of provision, need for places, travel, early years provision and special education provision.

The proposal to close Sedgeford (Community) Primary School is based on;

  • There are low numbers of pupils at the school

Therefore it is difficult to deliver and sustain quality education for children now and in the future.

Why are we consulting on a change of catchment area?

The proposal to close Sedgeford (Community) Primary School has an impact on the catchment area for children from the area.  Norfolk County Council is proposing to change the Sedgeford catchment area, by dividing the area into the two parishes of Ringstead and Sedgeford.  Hunstanton catchment area would be extended to include pupils living in the Ringstead Parish.  Heacham catchment area would be extended to include pupils living in the Sedgeford Parish. 

UPDATE

Norfolk County Council has regretfully cancelled the planned consultation events  detailed below due to Corvid19.

 

Give Us Your Views

Events

  • CANCELLED - SEE DETAIL BELOW - Consultation Meeting - Sedgeford Primary School

    From 19 Mar 2020 at 14:15 to 19 Mar 2020 at 15:15

    We are holding a meeting where you can come and find out more about this proposal.

    Norfolk County Council has regretfully cancelled the planned consultation events due to Corvid19.

  • CANCELLED - SEE DETAIL BELOW - Consultation Meeting - Sedgeford Primary School

    From 26 Mar 2020 at 17:00 to 26 Mar 2020 at 18:00

    We are holding a meeting where you can come and find out more about this proposal.

    Norfolk County Council has regretfully cancelled the planned consultation events due to Corvid19.

Areas

  • Brancaster
  • Burnham Market
  • Dersingham
  • Docking
  • East Rudham
  • Flitcham with Appleton
  • Heacham
  • Hunstanton
  • Ingoldisthorpe
  • King's Lynn
  • North Wootton
  • Ringstead
  • Sandringham
  • Sedgeford
  • Snettisham
  • Syderstone

Audiences

  • Children
  • Councillors MPs MEPs
  • Parents and carers and guardians
  • Young people
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • District councils

Interests

  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years