We asked for your comments on the proposal by the Governing Body of King's Norton Boys' School regarding the alteration to the age range and the removal of the sixth form provision.
We received 14 responses via the BeHeard website.
The responses were from a mixture of parents, parents who are also local resisents, local residents and former pupils.
Of the 14 responses received 14 were opposed to the proposal.
A letter was also received which was neither in favour or opposed,
All comments were forwarded to the decision makers for a decision no later than 2nd April 2017.
This proposal was approved jointly by Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools and the Strategic Director for People on 23rd March 2017.
The Local Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it, has determined that the school implement the proposal. The reasons for the decision are contained in section 7 of the Cabinet report:
"To enable the Governing Body of King’s Norton Boys’ School to alter the upper age limit of the school from 11-18 to 11-16 years to remove the sixth form provision which is both financially and operationally unviable. This will enable the school to address both financial and operational issues and concentrate resources to improve outcomes in year groups 7 to 11".
A copy of the full Cabinet report can be found here:
We thank all respondents for taking part in the consultation, your comments are greatly appreciated.
Proposal by The Governing Body of King's Norton Boys' School
The Governing Body of King's Norton Boys' School is consulting on the following proposal:
To alter the upper age limit of the school from 11 – 18 to 11 – 16 with effect from 31st August 2018.
This proposal will result in the closure of the sixth form.
King's Norton Boys' School is a foundation secondary school for boys in the Bournville ward of the Selly Oak district of the City.
The school has a long established sixth form that has become unsustainable due to a number of issues which include reduced numbers on roll in the sixth form and changes to sixth form funding.
The Governing Body have agreed to consult on the closure of the sixth form with effect from 31st August 2018.
These proposals will not affect the current year 12 or 13 students.
Why We Are Consulting
Full details of the changes are explained in the proposal document below.
We are keen to receive your comments on the proposal and you can comment online here. We would like to receive your comments by 2nd February 2017
What Happens Next
The representation will begin on 5th January 2017
The representation period will run for 4 weeks until 2nd February 2017
During this time anyone who wishes to make comments/objections about this proposal should do so via this survey. The proposal including any comments/objections received will be taken to Cabinet Committee for a decision by 1st April 2017
If the proposal is approved the changes will come into effect as detailed above
We will advise the outcome of the proposal on this website.