The school currently provides four years of education for children in Year R, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. Pupils are then required to transfer schools at an atypical transfer point, requiring a Year 4 school place. This proposal would bring the school in line with all other Infant schools in Hampshire. The school will provide school places from Year R (age 4+) to Year 2 (age 6+). The provision for Year 3 pupils would cease.
It is also proposed to reduce the published admission number at the school from 42 to 30 for admissions to year R (age 4+).
The primary purpose of this consultation is to seek the view of consultees on the principle of changing the age range of Marlborough Infant School.
This consultation will run from 29 October to 10 December 2018. Hampshire County Council will then take into consideration all the consultation responses received before deciding whether the proposal should continue to the formal publication stage.
If so, a statutory Public Notice will be published, setting out Hampshire County Council’s intent to change the age range at the school. It is anticipated that this will be published in February 2019.
After the date of publication there will be a four week period in which any representations can be made to the local authority. After the conclusion of this period the County Council will decide whether or not to proceed with the proposal. It is anticipated that a decision will be made by the end of March 2019.
Drop-in sessions have been scheduled for November 2018 where you will be able to discuss the proposal with County Council officers. The first drop in session will take place on 13 November 2018 at Talavera Junior School between 3pm and 6pm and a second session on 21 November 2018 at Marlborough Infant School between 3pm and 6pm.
If you are unable to attend either of these sessions or visit the above website and wish to make a comment, then please write to Glenn Parkinson, Strategic Development Officer, Children’s Services Department, EII Court North, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 December 2018.