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Consultation to merge Sherburn Village Primary School and Sherburn Hill Primary School

This page details a proposal to merge Sherburn Hill Primary School and Sherburn Village Primary School on existing sites from 1 September 2015.

Why has this been proposed?

The schools have been federated since April 2010 and work very closely together under the management of one governing body and one head teacher for the benefit of pupils, parents and staff. A federation of schools is a formal agreement where schools work together. 

Merging Sherburn Village Primary School and Sherburn Hill Primary School is a natural progression from a federation. Both school sites would remain in use as neither school is large enough to accommodate all of the pupils from both schools. The proposal to merge the schools will lead to a larger and more viable education establishment.

Full details on the proposal are set out in the Icon for pdf Consultation document - Sherburn and Sherburn Village Primary Schools (PDF, 502.2kb) .

Have your say on the proposal

A public consultation ran from 23 February 2015 to 3 April 2015. A statutory public notice was issued for four weeks from 16 April 2015 to 14 May 2015.


On 11 June 2015 we agreed the proposal to merge Sherburn Village and Sherburn Hill Primary Schools with effect from 1 September 2015.

The reasons given for agreeing the proposal were that it will preserve and enhance education provision in Sherburn Hill and Sherburn Village and that it will lead to a more viable and sustainable educational establishment. The merger was achieved by enlarging Sherburn Village Primary School and by closing Sherburn Hill Primary School as a separate school.

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