Change of Age Range at Exhall Cedars Infant School

Closed 14 May 2021

Opened 19 Apr 2021

Overview

This consultation is being undertaken to advise you of proposals concerning Exhall Cedars Infant 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 proposed changes at Exhall Cedars Infant School will increase the flexibility of the service provided to pre-school age children. This is related to changes at national level, with many families now entitled to 30 hours per week of funded early education, instead of the 15 hours per week they were previously entitled to alongside the demand for funded places for eligible 2 year olds

Parents are increasingly seeking more flexibility from nursery places, to support them with work commitments. This is difficult to manage when nursery places are offered via a maintained nursery class, where there is less scope for flexibility.

There will be no material change to the school’s operation – both school and nursery will continue to be governed by the same board and led by the same head teacher.

Why we are consulting

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’.

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

The proposal is

  • To change the age range at Exhall Cedars Infant School from 3–11 to 4–11 from September 2021.
  • To run all nursery provision for 2-3 and eligible 4 year olds via Community Facility Powers under the direction of the School Governors from September 2021.

There will be no reduction in, nor material change to, the service provided by the school.

Areas

  • District: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough

Audiences

  • Parents

Interests

  • Schools and learning
  • Children and families
  • Education and learning
  • Consultations