St Mary's Community Nursery School and Overleigh St Mary's CE Primary School amalgamation consultation

This consultation is now closed.


This report provides detail of the responses to the first formative stage of consultation on a proposal to amalgamate the two schools:

What we consulted on

We wish to consult with parents, staff, governors, neighbouring schools, the local community and other key stakeholders in connection with a proposal to amalgamate the two schools through the discontinuation (closure) of one and a related proposal to make a 'prescribed alteration' to increase the age range of the other to enable it to admit children of the age range currently attending the nursery school.

The proposal is:

  • To make a permanent increase in the age range of Overleigh St Mary's CE Primary School from 4-11 to 3-11 years of age.
  • To discontinue St Mary's Community Nursery School

The consultation period will run from Monday 27 January to midnight on Sunday 1 March 2020.

Background information

Taking part in the consultation

​Drop-in events:

  • Overleigh St Mary's CE Primary School - Wednesday 5 February, 3pm - 7pm
  • St Mary's Community Nursery School Wednesday 12 February, 11am - 12.15pm and 3pm - 7pm

Council officers and school representatives will be available to answer your questions where possible, and note any comments you would like to feedback. The drop-in events are open to all who may have an interest in the consultation proposals, not just the immediate school community.​

Paper copies of the consultation documentation are available upon request by contacting the above.

What happens next?

Following the end of the consultation period, the Director of Education and Inclusion will consider feedback received and decide whether to proceed to issue the required public notice. If the proposals are progressed a four week period of representation will follow the publication of the public notice, after which the Council will make a final decision.

Please note:

We welcome views from all sections of the community and would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation. Note that the Council has a responsibility to make sure that its services are available to all, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief or sexual identity. Comments that are offensive to particular groups or considered inappropriate under the Equality Act 2010 will not be considered or published as part of this consultation.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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