School Organisation: St Benedict's Primary School

Closed 20 May 2021

Opened 22 Apr 2021

Feedback updated 16 Jun 2021

We asked

For your comments and views on the proposal to alter the age range of St Benedict's Primary School to close the nursery class with effect from 31st August 2021.

You said

We received 10 responses to the consultation. 8 via BeHeard and 2 via email.

The responses were received from 2 parents, 1 pupil, 2 members of staff and 5 local residents.

7 of the responses were in favour and 3 were opposed.

A copy of all the responses, (with all personal information redacted) were sent to the decision maker, who considered all responses when making their decision.

We did

The Cabinet Member for Education Skills and Culture approved the proposal on 8th June 2021. A link to the decision can be found on this web page.

Birmingham City Council, as the Local Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it, has determined to implement the proposal, as detailed.

We would like to thank all those who took part in the consultation, your views are greatly appreciated and are very important to us.

Overview

St Benedict's Primary School is a community school for pupils aged 3 - 11 years. The school is located on St Benedict's Road, Small Heath, Birmingham B10 9DP. (Small Heath Ward; Hodge Hill Constituency.)

This proposal by Birmingham City Council, in collaboration with the Governing Body of the school, is to consult formally on the removal of the nursery provision from St Benedict's Primary School by:

  • Altering the lower age limit from 3 years to age 4 years;
  • The age range would become 4 - 11 years;
  • The nursery provision would be removed with effect 31st August 2021.

This change is being proposed due to:

  • High amount of nursery provsion in the local area;
  • Low number of nursery pupils at the school in recent years;
  • Low pupil numbers affect the amount of funding;
  • Low funding is putting strain on the school budget.

Further details of the proposal are in the Full Proposal Document attached at the bottom of this consultation webpage.

Why your views matter

There is a process that must be followed to change the age range of a school and remove nursery provision.

Part of the required process is formal public consultation; this will last for 4 weeks (known as the "representation period").

This formal consultation is open from 22nd April 2021 to 20th May 2021.

We are keen to receive your comments on the proposal and you can comment using the online survey below until 20th May 2021.

What happens next

At the end of this formal consultation (representation period) : 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 July 2021).

Decision: 8th June 2021.
Birmingham City Council has determined that this proposal will be implemented 31st August 2021. The letter of determination and a link to the decision report can be found at the bottom of this page.

Areas

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