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Proposal to merge Trimdon Grange Infant & Nursery School, Trimdon Village Community Infant School and Trimdon Junior School


Find details of a proposal to merge Trimdon Grange Infant & Nursery School, Trimdon Village Community Infant School and Trimdon Junior School from 1 September 2016.

Why has this been proposed?

Where possible, we are moving to primary schools, instead of having separate nursery, infant and junior schools. We believe that this is in the best interests of the children, parents and staff. All schools must be viable for the long term and this objective can be achieved by merging small schools into larger schools.

The proposal was to change the age range of Trimdon Grange Infant & Nursery School from 3-7 to 3-11 from 1 September 2016 and close Trimdon Village Community Infant and Trimdon Junior Schools as separate schools on 31 August 2016. The proposed primary school would run across the sites of Trimdon Grange Infant & Nursery School and Trimdon Junior School.

Icon for pdf Proposal to merge Trimdon schools consultation document (PDF, 639.5kb)

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A public consultation ran from 9 November 2015 to 18 December 2015.

A statutory public notice was issued on 14 January 2016 and closed on 11 February 2016.

What happened?

The proposal to amalgamate Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery, Trimdon Village Community Infant and Trimdon Junior Schools with effect from 1 September 2016 was agreed by Cabinet on 16 March 2016. The reasons given for agreeing the proposal were that it will preserve and enhance education provision in Trimdon Grange and Trimdon Village and will bring about wider educational benefits for pupils, parents and staff.

The amalgamation was achieved by changing the age range of Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery School from 3-7 to 3-11 from 1 September 2016 and by closing Trimdon Village Community Infant and Trimdon Junior Schools as separate schools on 31 August 2016.  The primary school is across two sites - the existing Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery School and Trimdon Junior School sites. Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery site continues to provide education for Nursery and Key Stage 1 pupils. Trimdon Junior site provides education for Nursery to Year 6 (the full primary age range). Trimdon Village Community Infant School building is no longer used.

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