Proposal to Amalgamate Sparrow Farm Infant & Nursery and Sparrow Farm Junior Schools - Stage 2

Closed 3 Apr 2020

Opened 4 Mar 2020

Results Updated 3 Jun 2020

Sparrow Farm Schools Consultation - Decision by the Schools Adjudicator regarding the amalgamation of Sparrow Farm Infant & Nursery and Sparrow Farm Junior schools

Following the recent consultation on the proposal to amalgamate Sparrow Farm Infant & Nursery and Sparrow Farm Junior schoolsthe Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) has approved the proposal to discontinue the two schools on 31 December 2020 and establish a new community primary school on the same site and in the existing buildings on 1 January 2021.

The Schools Adjudicator was satisfied that the requirements relating to consultation and representation had been met.  The Adjudicator considered that the Local Authority’s proposal has the potential to have a beneficial effect on standards of education and that related financial and practical implications have been addressed satisfactorily. The Adjudicator found no issues relating to travel, admissions or the demand for school places.

Read the full OSA Determination document below.

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Overview

Following the initial Stakeholder Consultation held 20 September - 8 November 2019 regarding the proposed amalgamation of Sparrow Farm Infant & Nursery and Sparrow Farm Junior schools, Cabinet Members took the decision on 11 February 2020 to continue to the next stage of consultation, publication of Statutory Notices.

Why We Are Consulting

Having gathered the views of stakeholders from the school community during the initial consultation stage, as part of the statutory process the Local Authority must now publish notice to allow any person or organisation to submit comments on the proposal. All comments gathered during the consultation process will be considered by the Schools Adjudicator in order to inform the final decision.

Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to, support, or comment on the proposals by writing to the School Organisation Officer, Children’s, Health & Adults’ Services, London Borough of Hounslow, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB, or by email to: childrens.ppu@hounslow.gov.uk . Comments must be submitted by midnight 3rd April 2020.

Areas

  • Bedfont, Feltham and Hanworth