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SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL
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NOTICE TO DISCONTINUE WESTON PARK JUNIOR SCHOOL

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Notice effective from
11th June 2012, 09:51 to 11th July 2012, 09:51

NOTICE TO DISCONTINUE WESTON PARK JUNIOR SCHOOL AND CHANGE THE AGE RANGE OF WESTON PARK INFANT SCHOOL
Weston Park Junior School – Discontinuance
Notice is given in accordance with section 15(2) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that the Governing Body of Weston Park Junior School, (Foundation School), Weston Lane, Southampton, SO19 9HL intends to discontinue Weston Park Junior School, (Foundation School), Weston Lane, Southampton, SO19 9HL on 31 December 2012. Statutory consultation requirements have been complied with. In particular, a consultation document was distributed to all pupils and members of staff at Weston Park Infant, Weston Shore Infant, and Weston Park Junior. Copies were also sent to local secondary schools, libraries and pre-schools/nursery’s. Details were published on the Southampton City Council website. All headteachers in the city and other key stakeholders (e.g. local MP’s, union representatives and the local Dioceses) were informed via email. A consultation drop in session was held at Weston Park Junior School on 8 May 2012. The consultation period ran from 17 April until 29 May, giving people 6 weeks to respond.
No pupils will be displaced if this proposal is taken forward as the pupils currently at Weston Park Junior School will be automatically transferred to the expanded Weston Park Infant School which will become a primary school under the linked proposals set out below. Pupils from Weston Park Infant and Weston Shore Infant will continue to be able to access Key Stage 2 places at the primary school on the existing Weston Park Infant and Junior site.
An additional 30 places will be available in Year 3 (creating a total of 120 Year 3 Places as opposed to 90 Year R places) to ensure that pupils from Weston Shore Infant (which, along with Weston Park Infant, currently feeds into Weston Park Junior) will continue to have access to Key Stage 2 Places in the local area.
Key Stage 2 pupils would continue to attend school on the same site and in the same buildings, as an all through primary school rather than a separate Junior school. There will be no displacement of pupils under these proposals and therefore no additional transport arrangements will be required.
This proposal is linked with that put forward by the Governing Body of Weston Park Infant School to increase the age range of the school from 4-7 year olds to 4-11 year olds. The closure of Weston Park Junior School and the change of age range and expansion of the Weston Park Infant school would result in the creation of an all through primary school. Weston Park Infant School – change of age range and expansion
Notice is given in accordance with section 19(3) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that the Governing Body of Weston Park Infant School intends to make a prescribed alteration to Weston Park Infant School (Foundation School), Newtown Road, Southampton, SO19 9HX to change the age range from 1st January 2013 and expand in Year 3 from 1st September 2013.
The Governing Body are proposing to change the age range of the infant school from 4-7 year olds to 4-11 year olds and expand the intake at year 3 to accommodate Weston Shore Infant School pupils. This (linked with the proposal of Weston Park Junior School to discontinue) would result in the formation of a primary school on the existing Weston Park Infant and Junior school site.
The current capacity of Weston Park Infant School is 270. The proposed capacity of the primary school would be 750. The current admission number for the school for Year R is 90 and the proposed admission number for Year R will be 90.
The proposal to change the age range will be implemented by the Governing Body from 1st January 2013 and the proposal to expand Year 3 by 30 pupils from 1st September 2013. From 1st September 2013, the school will continue to admit up to 90 children to year R and will admit an additional 30 pupils to Year 3. The additional places will provide pupils from Weston Shore Infant with an opportunity to continue accessing Key Stage 2 places in the local area.
The new primary school would continue to operate on the same site and in the same buildings as the existing infant and primary schools.
This Notice is an extract of the complete proposals. A copy of the complete proposals can be obtained by writing to Weston Park Infant & Junior Consultation, Children’s Services & Learning, Southampton City Council, 3rd Floor Southbrook Rise, Millbrook Road East, Southampton, SO15 1YG, emailing Infrastructureandcapital.projects@southampton.gov.uk or visiting http://www.southampton.gov.uk/learning/schools/weston_park_schools.aspx. 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 Weston Park Infant & Junior Consultation, Children’s Services & Learning, Southampton City Council, 3rd Floor Southbrook Rise, Millbrook Road East, Southampton, SO15 1YG or emailing: Infrastructureandcapital.projects@southampton.gov.uk.
Signed: Chair of Governors of Weston Park Junior School
Signed: Chair of Governors of Weston Park Infant School
Dated: 11 June 2012
Explanatory Notes:
Proposed admissions arrangements from 1st September 2013 for the new primary school will be as follows:
The Governors will continue to admit up to 90 children to Year R
The Governors will admit up to 30 children into year 3 above those already on the roll of the school in year 2 who will naturally progress in to year 3.
The additional 30 Year 3 places being made available, is to ensure that pupils from Weston Shore Infant School continue to have access to Key Stage 2 places in the local area.

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