The County Council’s School Effectiveness Strategy 2018-22 sets out the need for a diverse supply of strong schools across the county. It highlights that, where schools are identified as being at risk in terms of their viability to provide an effective and financially sustainable educational provision, options for change need to be considered.
A high level impact assessment has been undertaken to ascertain whether any schools may reasonably be considered to be at risk in relation to factors which represent indicators for viability and meet the case for consideration for change, namely federation, merger, relocation or closure, when assessed against the Department for Education statutory guidance.
This assessment identified that a number of smaller schools may be considered to be at risk and, due to the specific circumstances relating to five of these schools, it was determined that a more detailed impact assessment should be undertaken on potential options to address those risks. This impact assessment work has now concluded and it is proposed to undertake a consultation to assess views on options for change at the following schools:-
• Clapham and Patching CE Primary School, Clapham, Worthing
• Compton and Up Marden CE School, Compton, Chichester
• Rumboldswhyke CE Infants’ School, Chichester
• Stedham Primary School, Stedham, Midhurst
• Warninglid Primary School, Warninglid, Haywards Heath
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: Angmering & Findon; Bourne; Chichester South; Midhurst; Worth Forest;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/07/2019
Decision due: September 2019 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Lead member: Mr Richard Burrett firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Graham Olway, Head of School Organisation and Transport Email: email@example.com Tel: 033 022 23029.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
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