Proposal to increase capacity at Michael Drayton Junior School Consultation

Closed 6 Oct 2017

Opened 6 Sep 2017

Results Updated 13 Feb 2018

A consultation was undertaken as part of the statutory process to increase the capacity at Michael Drayton Junior School from 512 pupils to 600 pupils (4 forms of entry to 5 forms of entry). The published admission number (PAN) would increase from 128 to 150, meaning the school would grow by 88 pupils across all year groups.

The proposal to increase capacity at Michael Drayton Junior School was put forward to accommodate the forecast pressure in year 3 places from September 2018.  This is due to a general rise in primary age pupils in recent years which have been initially accommodated by adding capacity at a local infant School. 

The consultation concerned the statutory process of increasing the capacity from 512 to 600.  This proposal would require some changes and extensions to the school building.  However, this would be subject to a separate process and linked to the submission of an application for planning permission. 

Outcome

Feedback from the consultation was presented to Warwickshire County Council Cabinet on 9th November 2017.  The proposal was approved by Cabinet and will be implemented from September 2018

Overview

This consultation is being undertaken to advise you of proposals concerning Michael Drayton Junior 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 Governing Body. The proposal is:

To increase the capacity at Michael Drayton Junior School from 512 pupils to 600 pupils (4 forms of entry to 5 forms of entry). The published admission number (PAN) will increase from 128 to 150, meaning the school will grow by 88 pupils across all year groups.

Why We Are Consulting

Why Change?

The proposal to increase capacity at Michael Drayton Junior School has been put forward to accommodate the forecast pressure in year 3 places from September 2018.  This is due to a general rise in primary age pupils in recent years which have been initially accommodated by adding capacity at a local infant School.  

Building Consequences

This letter concerns the statutory process of increasing the capacity from 512 to 600.  This proposal will require some changes and extension to the school building.  However, this will be subject to a separate process and will be linked to the submission of an application for planning permission.  

What is the proposed timetable?

  • March 2017: The County Council’s Cabinet gave approval for the proposal to go out for consultation
  • 6th September 2017 – 6th October 2017: Consultation with parents and the local community to take into account the views expressed regarding the proposals to increase in capacity.
  • 9th November 2017: If Cabinet agree to the proposals, the decision will be implemented with the expansion being completed in time for September 2018.

What Happens Next

This Consultation is now closed 
 
Thank you to everyone who took the time to give their views 

Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Schools and learning
  • Children and families