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Amalgamation of St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant School / St Thomas a Becket Catholic Junior School

 

Part 1: Closure of St Thomas a Becket Catholic Junior School

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the section 15 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (as amended by the Education Act 2011) and the School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 that the governing body of St Thomas a Becket Catholic Junior School , within the trusteeship of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, proposes to discontinue St Thomas a Becket Catholic Junior School, Tutts Barn Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 8XT with effect from 31 August 2017.

The proposal is linked to the proposal in Part 2 below to alter the upper age limit at St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant School to create one all-through primary school. The primary school would be a maintained Voluntary Aided school.

 

Part 2: Alteration of the upper age limit at St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant School

Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (as amended by the Education Act 2011) and the School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 that the governing body of St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant School, within the trusteeship of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, proposes to make a prescribed alteration to St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant School, Tutts Barn Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 8XT by altering the upper age limit from 4-7 to 4- 11 with effect from 1 September 2017.

 

The governing body will continue to be the admissions authority. The admission number for the primary school’s reception year intake in the first year in which the proposals are implemented is 60.

The primary school’s pupil capacity will be 444 which is equivalent to the places currently available at St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant School and St Thomas a Becket Catholic Junior School. The primary school will operate on the existing school site from 1 September 2017, under a single governing body and headteacher.

On the date of the last pupil census (October 2016) St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant School had 209 pupils on roll and St Thomas a Becket Catholic Junior School had 266 pupils on roll.

All pupils currently in attendance at both schools will be given a place in the primary school. No pupils would be displaced by the proposal.

East Sussex County Council will determine the proposal.

The notice is an extract from the complete proposal. A copy of the complete proposal can be viewed at: www.stthomasbecketcatholicschool.co.uk.

Alternatively you can request a printed copy of the complete proposal from the address below or by telephone on 01323 737221

Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object to, or comment on the proposal, by sending their representations to: John McManus, Chair of Governors, St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant and Junior Schools, Tutts Barn Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 8XT or by emailing: office@stthomasbecket.e-sussex.sch.uk

 

Signed:     John McManus Chair of Governors,

St Thomas a Becket Catholic Infant and Junior Schools Date: 27 January 2017