Increase the age range of Bishop Tufnell Infant School from age 4 -7 (YR – Y2) to become an age 4 -11 (YR – Y6) all through primary school and closure of Bishop Tufnell Junior School with effect from September 2018.

Closed 2 Aug 2018

Opened 6 Jul 2018

Overview

Introduction

Following the federation of the two schools in September 2017 the Governors of the Bishop Tufnell Schools Federation have held discussions with advisors from the Diocese of Chichester and the Local Education Authority to look at how best to secure the long term future of both schools.

Need for change

One of the newly federated Governing Body’s priorities, (following recommendations from Ofsted), was to review the effectiveness of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). After discussions within the Governing Body and with advice from advisers at both the Diocese of Chichester  and West Sussex County Council (WSCC) the announcement by our current Executive Head to retire, the Governing Body has decided that a single head teacher across both schools would provide a clearer, more effective model of leadership for our schools.

The proposal

We propose to close Bishop Tufnell Junior School with effect from 31 August 2018 and increase the age range of Bishop Tufnell Infant School from age  4 -7 (YR – Y2) to become an age 4 -11 (YR – Y6) all through primary school from 1 September 2018. The all-through primary school would continue on both existing sites.

 

Why We Are Consulting

To raise awareness and seek feedback from the community on proposals to close Bishop Tufnell Junior School with effect from 31 August 2018 and increase the age range of Bishop Tufnell Infant School from age  4 -7 (YR – Y2) to become an age 4 -11 (YR – Y6) all through primary school from 1 September 2018. The all-through primary school would continue on both existing sites.

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact

The School Office, Bishop Tufnell Junior School, Pennyfield, Felpham, West Sussex. PO22 6BN.

What Happens Next

The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills is asked to approve the publication of statutory notices that propose an increase in the age range of Bishop Tufnell Infant School from age 4 -7 (YR – Y2) to become an age 4 -11 (YR – Y6) all-through primary school, and the closure of Bishop Tufnell Junior School with effect from 1st September 2018.

Should no new material or any significant objections be received during the consultation period provided by the statutory notices, the proposal to create an all-through primary school will be implemented. Should representations providing significant new evidence be received during the consultation period the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will consider the need to take a further decision, in consultation with the Diocese of Chichester, in respect of the proposals.

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