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Essex County Council A proposal to close St George's Infant School and Nursery and a related proposal to enlarge

Notice ID: MF0564892

Notice effective from
13th August 2020 to 12th September 2020


A proposal to close St George’s Infant School and Nursery and a related proposal to enlarge the capacity and change the age range of St George’s New Town Junior School, to allow it to become an all through primary school.


Notice is given in accordance with the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Essex County Council, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS intends to make the following changes:

Part 1

In accordance with section 15(1) of the Act, to close St George’s Infant School and Nursery (Community), Barrington Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7RW on 31 December 2020.
All statutory consultation requirements in respect of this proposal have been complied with.
It is anticipated that pupils attending St George’s Infant School and Nursery at the time of closure will transfer onto the roll of the current St George’s New Town Junior School which, under related proposals (see Part 2 of this notice), will be enlarged and its age range changed to become an all through primary school. Alternatively, admission may be sought to other schools in the area that have places available. As pupils at St George’s Infant School and Nursery will transfer onto the roll of St George’s New Town Junior School no pupils will be displaced to other schools. Transport arrangements for pupils who may wish to consider attending alternative schools will be in accordance with the County Council’s published policy. However, individual cases will be considered on their merits.

Part 2

In accordance with section 19(1) of the Act, to make the following prescribed alterations:
(a) change the age range of pupils attending St George’s New Town Junior School (Community), Canterbury Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7RU from 7 to 11 to 3 to 11 years of age;
(b) enlarge the premises of the school to increase its physical capacity to 630 places plus 52 nursery places by taking over the current site of St George’s Infant School and Nursery.

Both proposed alterations will take effect from 1 January 2021. All statutory consultation requirements in respect of this proposal have been complied with.
The current capacity of the school is 360 and the proposed capacity will be 630 plus 52 nursery places. Data for January 2020 show that there were 350 pupils on roll at St George’s New Town Junior School and 243 pupils on roll at St George’s Infant School and Nursery, with 52 on roll at the nursery.
If the proposals are implemented the enlarged St George’s New Town Junior School, providing education for pupils aged 3-11, will operate on the sites of the existing infant and the current junior school .


This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from The School Organisation Team at the address provided below or at: https://www.essex.gov.uk/schoolorganisation- and-place-planning/consultations-andstatutory- proposals 

Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to, or make comments on, the proposals by sending them to: Director, Education c/o School Organisation, Infrastructure and Environment, Essex County Council, PO Box 4261, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1GS, or via email to school.organisation@essex.gov.uk

Signed:

Clare Kershaw, Director, Education, Essex County Council

Publication date:

13 August 2020

Explanatory Notes

1. The proposals to close St George’s Infant School and Nursery and to enlarge the premises to increase the physical capacity and change the age range of St George’s New Town Junior School to enable it to become an all through primary school are related.
2. A copy of the County Council’s Home to School Transport policy can be obtained from The School Organisation Team at the following addresses: School Organisation, Essex County Council, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH, or via email to

school.organisation@essex.gov.uk

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3. In accordance with section 15(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, St George’s Infant School and Nursery will be discontinued on 31 December 2020.

Essex County Council

Attachments

MF0564892.pdf Download

Essex County Council

County Hall , Market Road , Chelmsford , Essex , CM1 1QH

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Default.aspx 0845 743 0430

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