School Organisation Hunters Hill College

Closed 16 Oct 2020

Opened 22 Jun 2020

Overview

Proposal to Close Hunters Hill College

Hunters Hill College is a Birmingham community special school located outside the City boundary in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. 

The School can currently offer up to 135 places for pupils aged 11- 16 years who have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) for Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). The school has  residential (boarding) provision at the school that has been closed on a temporary basis since last September 2019. A proposal has been approved to close the residential provision on 1st July 2020.

Birmingham City Council has been exploring the options for the future of Hunters Hill College as a direct result of the outcome of the OfSTED inspection carried out in 2019 and the subsequent Directive Academy Order issued by the Secretary of State.  In addition, the pupil numbers have been reducing and the condition of the buildings remains poor with some being beyond economical repair. These factors together with the decision to close the residential provision is having a significant impact on the financial viability of the school.  

 Following careful consideration of all the issues and options available, Birmingham City Council  are commencing extensive consultation with parents, carers, staff and other stakeholders on its proposal to close the school on 31st August 2021. 

 

Why we are consulting

When proposing to close a school we must follow a formal process that is set out by law. The first part of public consultation on this proposal will start on 22nd June 2020 and will run until 16th October 2020 (17 weeks).  

Birmingham City Council would like to give all parents and all interested parties the opportunity to comment on the proposal..

Full details of the proposal and how to make comments are explained in the document below.

We are keen to receive your comments on the proposal and you can comment online here until to 16th October 2020.

What happens next

This is the first part of the consultation process and is know as the  pre-publication consultation. This will start on 22nd June 2020 and will run for 17 weeks until 16th October 2020.

During this time anyone who wishes to make comments/objections about this proposal should do so via this survey. 

 

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