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PUBLIC NOTICE

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Notice effective from
18th April 2013, 00:51 to 18th May 2013, 00:51

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposal to change St Oswald's Church of England Voluntary Aided Infant & Nursery School to a Primary School from September 2014 by extending the age range from 3-7 to 3-11 and reducing the admission number from 30 to 15. Notice is given in accordance with section 19(3) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that the Governing Body of St Oswald's CE Aided Infant and Nursery School intends to make a prescribed alteration to St Oswald's Church of England Voluntary Aided Infant & Nursery School, Church Street, Durham, DH1 3DQ from 1st September 2014. The Governing Body of St Oswald's CE Aided Infant & Nursery School is intending to extend the age range from 3-7 to 3-11 years of age, therefore changing the status from Infant and Nursery to Primary and Nursery. The Governing Body intends to reduce the admission number from 30 to 15. The Governing Body intends to make these changes due to the increasing difficulties parents are experiencing in securing a Key Stage 2 school place for their children after their period of education at St Oswald's. This is due to there being no specific Junior School provision for children who have attended St Oswald's Infant & Nursery School and the over-subscription of other Primary Schools in the area. The change from an Infant and Nursery School to a Primary School will be implemented in stages. From September 2014 the Governing Body intends to admit 15 children to the Reception year group. From this date the Governing Body intends to provide education for children in Key Stage 2. This means that the pupils who will be in Year 2 in July 2014 will be able to continue their education in Year 3 in September 2014. This cohort and future cohorts will continue their Key Stage 2 education at this school meaning that all primary year groups will have been established by September 2017. During the phased transition period it is proposed that there will be no facility to admit children to any year groups not already established in the school. The current capacity of the school is 90 and the proposed capacity will be 105. The current admission number for the school is 30 and the proposed admission number will be 15. From September 2014 the Governing Body intends to reduce the number of children admitted to the Reception year group from 30 to 15. The overall school capacity will be increased from 90 to 105 (excluding Nursery) and some adaptations and additions to the school building and grounds will be required. The reduction in admission number is necessary due to the limitations and capacity of the school's buildings and grounds. This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from: Mrs C. Cowie, School Secretary, St Oswald's CE Aided Infant & Nursery School, Church Street, Durham, DH1 3DQ. Telephone: 0191-386-8029. Email: stoswalds.ce@durhamlearning.net Website: http://www.stoswaldsdurham.net/our-school/consultation/ Within six weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object to or make comments on the proposal by sending them to Adam Williams, School Organisation and Capital Projects Team, Children and Adults Services, Business Reply Service, Licence No. DU63 (Freepost), Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5BR. Website: www.durham.gov.uk Email: . Signed: Sue Pitts Sue Pitts Chair of Governing Body St Oswald’s CE Aided Infant and Nursery School Publication Date: 18 April 2013

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