Change of Age Range at Brownsover Community School

Closed 2 Jul 2023

Opened 5 Jun 2023

Feedback updated 23 Aug 2023

We asked

WCC consulted on the proposed change in age range at the school from 3-7 to 4-7 from September 2023.  This would enable the nursery provision to be governor led rather than classfied as a maintained nursery class increasing the flexibility of the early years provision offer

You said

A statutory consultation was undertaken between 5 June and 2 July 2023, during which 2 responses were received. Both responders strongly agreed with the proposal

We did

The outcome of the consultation and recommendation were presented to Cabinet on 13th July 2023 and subsequently approved by members - Cabinet report 

Results updated 23 Aug 2023

Cabinet decision and consultation outcome can be found here 


This consultation is being undertaken to advise you of proposals concerning Brownsover Community School, and to invite you to tell us what you think of the proposals. This is part of a statutory consultation process that Warwickshire County Council is managing in partnership with the school’s Governing Body.  The proposal is:

  1. To change the age range at Brownsover Community School from 3 - 7 to 4 - 7 from September 2023. The published admission number (PAN) for the main school will not be affected by these proposals. The PAN for the maintained nursery class will cease to exist, as nursery provision will be offered in a more flexible way, according to parental demand.
  2. As a consequence of previous approval being given for Brownsover Community School to transition from a two form entry infant school to a one form entry primary school in 2026, should this proposal be agreed then the age range would subsequently change from 4-7 to 4-11 from September of that year.
  3. To run all nursery provision for 2,3 and eligible 4 year olds via Community Facility Powers, at the existing Pre-School, under the direction of the School Governors from September 2023

Details of the proposal and how to provide feedback can be found in the consultation documentation below

Why your views matter

Public consultation is in accordance with the statutory guidance produced by the Department for Education whereby ‘LAs can propose a change of age range of 1 year or more for community schools (including the adding or removal of nursery provision) by following the statutory process set out in the regulations’.

The representation period will last 4 weeks from Monday 5 June 2023 to Sunday 2 July 2023.


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