The proposed expansion of primary and secondary schools in West Sussex from September 2019

Closed 28 Nov 2017

Opened 31 Oct 2017

Results expected 8 Dec 2017

Feedback Updated 6 Feb 2018

We Asked

The County Council has a statutory duty to commission sufficient school places for children and young people across the County.  Having identified areas of growth in the number of Primary and Secondary School Places, we asked you to provide feedback on proposals for expansion at Felpham Community College, St Mary's Catholic Primary in Bognor Regis and Easebourne CE Primary in West Sussex from 2019.

You Said

190 of you took part in the consultation and fed back your views on the various proposals for school expansion via the online survey, by letter or by email. Letters were also received from the Heads and Governing Bodies from all the schools and the Diocese of Chichester and the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. 

There were 30 responses to the proposed expansion of Felpham Community College, 14 of which were in support, 7 neither objected or supported and 9 were objections.  There were 17 responses for St Mary's Catholic Primary, 7 were in support, 2 neither objected or supported and 8 were objections.  Of the 125 responses for Easebourne CE Primary, 15 were in support, 21 were neither objected nor supported and 91 were objections.

We Did

The West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills took a decision that came into effect on 22 Jan 2018 to approve the publication of statutory notices to further consult on the expansion of two of the schools, Felpham Community College and St Mary's Catholic Primary, Bognor Regis. 

The statutory public notice is attached below or can be accessed hereFurther details about the proposals for Felpham Community College and St Mary's Catholic Primary, Bognor Regis are provided below and can be found here

There is a representation period for comemnt of 4 weeks which commences from 8th February 2018. 

The Cabinet Member further decided that the expansion of Easebourne CE Primary School is not currently progressed.  He suggests that this requires the investigation of alternative options to cater for demand in the area and further consultation may take place in the future with schools and the wider community in the Rother Valley.

Overview

Number of children have been rising across West Sussex for several years.  The consultation document below summarises proposals for primary and secondary schools across West Sussex, particularly in Bognor Regis and Midhurst, to expand to cater for existing or future demand. 

We would like to know whether there is support or not for proposals to expand existing schools and any comments, concerns, advice or views on how this might be implemented.

We will be holding a number of drop-in sessions for people who would like to come along and discuss proposals in person.  Details are as follows:-

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 2.50pm - 6pm

Felpham Community College, Felpham Way, Felpham, Bognor Regis, PO22 8EL

Wednesday 8 November 2017, 3.30pm to 6.30pm

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Glamis Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DJ

Monday 13 November 2017, 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Easebourne CE Primary School, Wheelbarrow Castle, Easebourne, Midhurst, GU29 9AG

 

Why We Are Consulting

To raise awareness and seek feedback from the community on proposals to provide additional school places at a number of existing schools in Bognor Regis and Midhurst in West Sussex.  Below is the consultation document which is also attached below the 'online survey'...

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact us on 0330 222 3046. Or you may wish to ask the school office and school administrators will be happy to help or contact the above number on your behalf.

What Happens Next

Consultation closes on 28 November 2017.  Results will be forwarded to each individual school governing body for further consideration.  The West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Richard Burrett, will take a decision on whether the Council publish statutory notices in the New Year which offers a four week representation period before a final decision on whether to expand the schools.  This is likely to be by the middle of March 2018.

Events

Areas

  • Arun District
  • Chichester District
  • Easebourne
  • Midhurst

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  • All West Sussex Businesses
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