Consultation on the Proposal to Merge Ridgeway School and Round Oak School through the Expansion of Ridgeway School and the Closure of Round Oak School

Closed 3 Apr 2020

Opened 9 Mar 2020


This consultation is being undertaken to advise you of proposals concerning Round Oak and Ridgeway Schools 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 (WCC) is managing in partnership with the Governing Bodies of both schools. The proposal is:

  1. To extend the age range of Ridgeway School from 3 to 11 years old to 3 to 19 years old.
  2. To increase the capacity of Ridgeway School.
  3. To close Round Oak School, with staff and all pupils transferring to Ridgeway School (initially remaining at the former Round Oak School site).

Round Oak School, a community special school - Brittain Lane, Warwick CV34 6DX

Ridgeway School, a community special school – Deansway, Warwick CV34 5DF

If the proposal is approved, the name of the expanded school will be considered and consulted on as appropriate.

Why We Are Consulting

Public consultation is in accordance with the statutory guidance produced by the Department for Education whereby 'The LA and / or governing body (depending on school category) can publish a proposal to close one school (or more) and enlarge / change the age range / transfer site (following the statutory process as / when necessary) of an existing school, to accommodate the displaced pupils.'

These proposals are made under The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools (England) Regulations 2013 and The School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013.

The closing date for comments to be submitted is the 3rd April 2020.


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