Primary School Development - Bitterne CE Infant and Junior SchoolsNotice ID:
Primary School Development
Bitterne CE Infant and Junior Schools
Notice is given in accordance with sections 15(2) and 19(3) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that the Governing Bodies of Bitterne CE Infant (Voluntary Controlled) School, Peartree Avenue, Southampton, SO19 7RB and Bitterne CE Junior (Voluntary) Controlled School, Brownlow Avenue, Southampton, SO19 7BX
Intend to make the following discontinuance and prescribed alterations proposals:
To discontinue Bitterne CE Infant School From 1 September 2014
All statutory consultation requirements have been complied with in relation to these proposals.
All pupils currently attending Bitterne CE Infant School will automatically transfer to Bitterne CE Primary School
and all existing SEN and home to school travel arrangements will continue to apply.
To change the age range of Bitterne CE Junior school from 7-11 year olds to 4-11 year olds from 1 September 2014, thus creating Bitterne CE Primary School
The capacity of Bitterne CE Infant School is 180. The capacity of Bitterne CE Junior School is 223. The capacity of Bitterne CE Primary School will be 403
The current admission number for Bitterne CE Infant & Junior Schools is 60 and the proposed admission number for Bitterne CE Primary School will be 60
The site of the Bitterne CE Primary School will include the sites of both the current Bitterne CE Infant and Junior Schools.
These proposals are to be treated as linked proposals.
The proposals will be implemented by the Governing Bodies of the schools in consultation and co-operation with Southampton City Council.
This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from: Primary School Development Consultation, Infrastructure, Children's Services and Learning, Floor Four One Guildhall Square, Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY or
They are also available at:
http://www.bitterne-inf.southampton.sch.uk/school/ http://www.bitterne-jun.southampton.sch.uk/school/index.html http://www.southampton.gov.uk/learning/schools/consultations/
Within six weeks from the date of publication of these linked proposals, any person may object to or make comments on either or both of the proposals by sending them to the postal or email addresses above.
Signed: Claire Robinson, Chair of Governors, Bitterne CE Infant School
Signed: Cheryl Hubbard, Chair of Governors, Bitterne CE Junior School
Publication Date: 9 September 2013
School Admissions arrangements: For September 2014 entry Year R and Year 3 places will be offered as if the schools are separate infant and junior schools. If the proposal is approved Southampton's Admission Policy for Community Primary Schools will apply from September 2014 onwards. No pupils will be displaced if the proposals are taken forward as pupils currently attending the schools after the implementation date will be automatically transferred to the relevant primary school under the respective linked proposals.