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A proposal to close Brightlingsea Junior School and a related proposal to enlarge the capacity and raise the age range of Brightlingsea Infant School and Nursery, to allow it to become an all through primary school.

Notice ID: MF0238729

Notice effective from
21st September 2017 to 21st October 2017

Essex County Council
A proposal to close Brightlingsea Junior School and a related proposal to enlarge the capacity and raise the age range of Brightlingsea Infant School and Nursery, to allow it to become an all through primary school.
Notice is given in accordance with the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Essex County Council, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS intends to make the following changes: Part 1
In accordance with section 15(1) of the Act, to close Brightlingsea Junior School (Community), Eastern Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex, CO7 0HU on 31 August 2018.
All statutory consultation requirements in respect of this proposal have been complied with.
It is anticipated that pupils attending Brightlingsea Junior School at the time of closure will transfer onto the roll of the current Brightlingsea Infant School and Nursery which, under related proposals (see Part 2 of this notice), will be enlarged and its age range raised to become an all through primary school. Alternatively, admission may be sought to other schools in the area that have places available. Since the sites of Brightlingsea Infant School and Nursery and Brightlingsea Junior School adjoin, no specific arrangements are proposed for the travel of displaced pupils to other schools. Transport arrangements for pupils attending alternative schools will be in accordance with the County Council's published policy. However, individual cases will be considered on their merits. Part 2
In accordance with section 19(1) of the Act, to make the following prescribed alterations:
(a) change the age range of pupils attending Brightlingsea Infant School and Nursery (Community), Eastern Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex, CO7 0HU from 3 to 7 to 3 to 11 years of age;
(b) enlarge the premises of the school to increase its physical capacity to 630 places plus 52 nursery places by taking over the current site of Brightlingsea Junior School.
Both of these proposed alterations will take effect from 1 September 2018. All statutory consultation requirements in respect of this proposal have been complied with.
The current capacity of the school is 270, plus 52 nursery places and the proposed capacity will be 630 plus 52 nursery places. Data for May 2017 show that there were 284 pupils on roll at Brightlingsea Infant School, with 65 on roll at the nursery and 377 pupils on roll at Brightlingsea Junior School. If the proposals are implemented the enlarged Brightlingsea Infant School and Nursery, providing education for pupils aged 3-11, will operate on the sites of the existing infant and the current junior school, which adjoin.
This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from The School Organisation Team at the address provided below or at: http://tinyurl.com/
EssexCCStatProps
Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to, or make comments on, the proposals by sending them to: Director, Education c/o School Organisation, Infrastructure and Environment, Essex County Council, PO Box 4261, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1GS, or via email to school.organisation@essex.gov.uk
Signed: Clare Kershaw, Director, Education, Essex County Council Publication Date: 21 September 2017 Explanatory Notes
1. The proposals to close Brightlingsea Junior School and to enlarge the premises to increase the physical capacity and raise the age range of Brightlingsea infant School and Nursery to enable it to become an all through primary school are related.
2. A copy of the County Council's Home to School Transport policy can be obtained from The School Organisation Team at the following addresses: School Organisation, Infrastructure and Environment, Essex County Council, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH, or via email to school.organisation@essex.gov.uk.
3. In accordance with section 15(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, Brightlingsea Junior School will be discontinued on 31 August 2018.

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Essex County Council

County Hall , Market Road , Chelmsford , Essex , CM1 1QH

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Default.aspx 0845 743 0430

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