School Organisation Al-Hijrah School [Formal]

Closed 20 Dec 2018

Opened 22 Nov 2018

Feedback Updated 7 Feb 2019

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposal by the Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School to change the age range of Al-Hijrah School to become a primary school.

You Said

A total of 1013 responses were received from parents, pupils, school staff and governors and local residents/community. 583 of these responses contained written comments.

A summary of the results and key themes are attached at the bottom of this webpage: Al-Hijrah Statutory Consultation Results Summary.

We Did

The School Organisation Team of Birmingham City Council looked at the comments in detail and produced the consultation results document that is attached at the bottom of this webpage. 

Personal data has been removed from the detailed responses (redacted). All redacted comments and a copy of the results summary will be shared with the decision makers for consideration. Birmingham City Council is the decision maker for this change being proposed by the Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School.

Determination (Decision):
Birmingham City Council, as the Local Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it, has determined that the proposal be implemented as detailed.

This proposal was approved for implementation on 31st January 2019 by: The Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture; and, the Director for Education and Skills.

The letter of determination is attached to this consultation webpage.

The decision report can be found here: Birmingham CMIS.

 

Results Updated 29 Jan 2019

A total of 1013 responses were received from parents, pupils, school staff and governors and local residents/community. 583 of these responses contained written comments.

A summary of the results and key themes is attached below: Al-Hijrah Statutory Consultation Results Summary.

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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 is issuing the following proposal for formal consultation:

Alter the Age Range from 4 - 16 years to become 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 are proposing to address the serious issues at the school in collaboration with Birmingham City Council (the Local Authority). 

Full details of the proposed changes are in the attached , "Al-Hijrah FINAL PROPOSAL" document, at the bottom of this page. You can submit your comments online using the online survey link below.

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 are two parts to the consultation on the alteration to the age range:

Part One: Informal Consultation (CLOSED) The informal stage of the consultation closed 26th October 2018. An analysis of the results can be found attached to this website;

Part Two: Formal Consultation (OPEN) - also know as the representation period. This is the current stage. This stage must be done, by law.

All comments and views must be made in writing and will be forwarded to the decision makers at the end of this formal representation period.

What Happens Next

On behalf of the IEB, Birmingham City Council's School Organisation Team will collect and collate comments recieved during this formal consultation (representation) stage.

At the end of this stage 2: Formal consultation (representation) : The "Results" section and 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 anonymised and forwarded with a report to the decision makers at Birmingham City Council. The decision makers will make a decision on the proposal within two months from the end of the representation period (20th February 2019.).

It is only at that point that we will be able to say with certainty whether the age range of Al Hijrah will be altered from 4 - 16 years to  become 4- 11 years.

If the proposal is approved the change to the age range will be implemnted on 1st September 2019.

We will notify stakeholders of the decision when it has been made and this website will be updated.

 

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