School Update

22nd March 2024

Following the Council's decision to close the school, the Governing Body met on 21 March 2024 and unanimously passed the following resolution:


“The Governing Body have considered the Council report and the letter from the Executive Director providing representations on whether a referral should be made to the Schools Adjudicator. Overall, the Governing Body consider that the Council have not taken sufficient  steps to seek to implement alternative strategies to seek to avoid the closure of the school. We consider that the Council has rushed into a closure procedure late in the school year, and in so doing has placed an unreasonable strain on the whole school community. Whilst further delay and uncertainty is regretted, the Governing Body wish the Schools Adjudicator to consider the proposal  afresh. The Governing Body is also concerned that the Council has not carefully followed the statutory guidance and our solicitors will provide further details to describe the errors in the closure process. The Governing Body remains committed to seeking alternatives to closure (such as PAN reduction and federation) which will improve its finances and to allow the school to remain open to  continue to support the local school community it serves.”    

We now await the decision of the OSA to determine whether or not the school will be closing at the end of this academic year.