School Organisation - Former proposals S-Z

Consultation on the proposed discontinuance (closure) of Southfield Technology College and Stainburn School and Science College and the presumption of a new academy in Workington

This consultation was about the possible closure of Stainburn School & Science College and Southfield Technology College and the establishment of a single secondary school in Workington to replace them. The new secondary school for Workington would be an academy; in accordance with the Education and Inspections Act 2006, section 6A, there is a presumption that any new school will be an academy.

The Education Act 2011 changed the arrangements for establishing new schools and introduced section 6A (the academy/free school presumption) to the Education and Inspections Act 2006. Where a Local Authority thinks there is a need for a new school in its area it must seek proposals to establish an academy/free school.

Cumbria County Council identified the need for a new school within Workington, dependent on closure being agreed for two of the town's existing secondary schools. The maximum capacity for Southfield Technology College at the time was 987 and the maximum capacity for Stainburn School and Science College was 966.

Cumbria County Council invited interested parties to submit their expression of interest in becoming the academy sponsor of the new school, under the 'Academy Presumption' process.

 

Consultation on Proposed Changes to St Catherine`s Catholic School, Penrith

This proposal was presented as a result of the increasing numbers of children living in Penrith and rising birth rates in the urban area. The local authority was working with the schools in the area to ensure sufficient pupil places were available to meet the increasing demand. Part of the solution required the expansion of St Catherine's Catholic Primary School. We proposed that the number of places in each year group expanded from 15 to 20.

St James CE Junior School Increase of PAN

The Governing Body of St James CE Junior School consulted on the possibility of expanding the school by increasing the capacity and PAN

Consultation on the proposed expansion of Thursby Primary School

This consultation was about the potential expansion of Thursby Primary School by providing an additional classroom

Public Consultation - Planning Resourced Provision for Trinity School

The County Council and its key partners carried out a comprehensive review of all schools throughout Cumbria. As a consequence of this review, the County Council was seeking to establish resourced provision to meet the needs of deaf/hearing impaired children within a mainstream school setting in Carlisle. The provision that was envisaged for Trinity School was to enable that school to provide for profoundly deaf and severely impaired children in a mainstream setting who would otherwise have had to be educated at specialist schools outside the Authority.

Legal Notices Affecting Trinity School

To view legal notices affecting Trinity School use the links below.

Ulverston CE Infant School Extension of Age Range

The Governing Body of Ulverston CE Infant School consulted on the possibility of extending the age range in order to become a primary school

Public Consultation - Planning Primary Education for the Ulverston Area

By 2007 Ulverston had a number of infant and junior schools. The view was taken that a review of the provision in the town ought to have been carried out to see whether changes should be made.  The consultation ended on 22 June 2007. The consultation document, background information and the papers for the Cabinet session can be downloaded by following the links below.

Review of Primary Education for Children Living in the Welton Area

This consultation was about the arrangements for primary education in the village of Welton. The suggested change was that Welton School closed and the catchment boundaries for schools adjacent to Welton school were re-drawn accordingly.

Legal Notice Affecting Welton School

To view the legal notice affecting Welton School select the link below.

Public Consultation - Planning Resourced Provision for William Howard School

 

The County Council and its key partners carried out a comprehensive review of all the schools throughout Cumbria. As part of this review, the County Council was seeking to establish resourced provision for children with severe learning difficulties (SLD) within some of Cumbria's mainstream schools. Along with other secondary schools in Carlisle and district, William Howard was approached by the Authority some time ago and asked if they would consider hosting resourced provision at the school. Having established the school's willingness to participate in the project, this consultation was about turning the school's commitment to a vision into a reality.

Public Consultation - Planning Resourced Provision for William Howard School

 

The County Council and its key partners carried out a comprehensive review of all the schools throughout Cumbria. As part of this review, the County Council was seeking to establish resourced provision for children with severe learning difficulties (SLD) within some of Cumbria's mainstream schools. Along with other secondary schools in Carlisle and district, William Howard was approached by the Authority some time ago and asked if they would consider hosting resourced provision at the school. Having established the school's willingness to participate in the project, this consultation was about turning the school's commitment to a vision into a reality.