Leicestershire County Council recently staged a consultation about changes to Moira Infant School and Donisthorpe Primary School. The consultation ended on Friday 14th January 2011.
The proposals consulted upon were:
- Change Moira Infant School to a primary school by increasing its size and enabling Key Stage 2 children to attend
- Reduce the size of Donisthorpe Primary School
- Give each school a catchment area of its own – to enable them to become similar sized schools.
The County Council is committed to putting the needs of learners first in its organisation of schools.
Both schools strongly support the proposal, as well as nearly 900 local people who signed a petition asking the County Council to consider the idea.
Potential benefits of the changes include:
- Improving the choice and access to primary education in the area
- Avoid children having to change school when they move from Key Stage 1 (4-7-year-olds) to Key Stage 2 (7 -11-year-olds)
- Position these schools at the heart of the local communities
- Help to speed up improvements to Donisthorpe Primary School.
The consultation was supported by a booklet , which explained the proposals for change. A copy can be obtained via the link below.
The consultation period has now finished. More information will be posted in due course.
For further information please also refer to our frequently asked questions.
The results of the consultation will be presented to Cabinet on 8th February, 2011. A final decision will then be made by Cabinet on 5th April, 2011. A copy of the report to the cabinet and a brief summary of the findings of the consultation can be accessed via the links below.
If approved, the changes to Moira Infant School could be in place by September, 2011 – and by September, 2012 for Donisthorpe.
Proposals to consult on changes to Moira Infant School and Donisthorpe Primary School - Cabinet Report
Page Last Updated: 2 February 2011