School Organisation Al-Hijrah School [Informal]

Closed 26 Oct 2018

Opened 26 Sep 2018

Feedback Updated 12 Nov 2018

We Asked

We asked for your comments during the informal consultation on the draft proposal to change the age range of Al-Hijrah School.

You Said

We received 607 responses in total.

Please see the "Results" section of this webpage and the attached analysis of the informal consultation.

We Did

All responses to the informal consultation have been collected and analysed by the School Organisation Team of Birmingahm City Council.

The analysis has been shared with the Interim Executive Board (IEB) and relevant officers of Birmingham City Council. The detailed comments have been sent to the IEB, with any personal information removed (names, contact details etc).

These comments will be considered before making a final proposal for formal consultation.

Results Updated 12 Nov 2018

607 responses in total.
 

The responses were received in the following way:

  • 277 via the BeHeard website
  • 3 by email
  • 327 identical letters (via parent group, each individually signed)
     

Of the 607 responses:

  • 511 in favour
  • 58 in opposition
  • 39 didnt know or didnt specify

A more detailed analysis summary of the results is attached to this webpage.

 

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Overview

Al-Hijrah is a Voluntary Aided Islamic all through school for girls and boys aged 4 - 16 years. The school is situated in the Bordesley and Highgate ward of the Ladywood district of Birmingham.

The Interim Executive Board (IEB) of Al-Hijrah are issuing the following proposal:

Alter the Age Range from 4 - 16 years to 4 - 11 years with effect from 1st September 2019.

The admission number in reception will remain at 60.

This proposal will remove the secondary provision at the school and the school will become a primary school.

This proposal to change the age range is one part of the solution that the IEB will be proposing to address the serious issues at the school. 

Full details of the proposed changes and how you can make your views known on the alteration to the age range are in the attached draft proposal document.

The document also provides information on the arrangements that the IEB and the Local Authority will be proposing for the secondary aged boys and girls.

(Birmingham City Council is supporting the IEB with this proposal and assisting with the production of documents and facilitating the School Organisation process.)

Why We Are Consulting

There are government guidelines and Department for Education Statutory Guidance that must be followed to propose this type of change to a school. The guidance requires consultation with stakeholder groups.

There will be two parts to the consultation on the alteration to the age range;

Part One: Informal Consultation

This current stage of the consultation is known as the informal stage. During this stage the IEB want to hear your views on the draft proposal.

The IEB, with the Local Authority will be arranging walk in sessions at the school for pupils, families, staff and other stakeholders, to ask questions or give your views.

This informal stage will run for one month from 26th September 2018 to 26th October 2018.

Part Two: Formal Consultation - also know as the representation period.

This will be the next stage. The second stage is the formal stage of the process that must be done, by law. More information about stage 2 is in the attached Draft Proposal document. The IEB will issue more information about stage 2 when it begins .

What Happens Next

On behalf of the IEB, Birmingham City Council's School Organisation Team will collect and collate comments recieved during the informal consultation.

At the end of this stage 1: informal consultation: The "We asked, you said, we did" section of this web page will be updated with a summary of the responses received; the detailed comments will be given to the IEB for consideration. The IEB will produce a final proposal document with support and collaboration from Birmingham City Council.

The final proposal document will be published as part of stage 2: Formal Consultation (representation).

The IEB will issue more information at the start of stage 2.

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Minority Ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Children
  • Council tenants
  • Women
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people
  • Children in Care/looked after
  • Gypsies/Travellers
  • Internet users
  • Parents/Carers/Guardians
  • Older people
  • Patients
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • Men
  • Students
  • Visitors/tourists
  • Homeless
  • Offenders
  • People‚Äôs panel
  • Victims of Crime
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Age All
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups
  • Newly arrived groups

Interests

  • Education