Consultation on a proposal to create a New 420 place Primary School through the amalgamation of Dinas Powys Infant and Murch Junior Schools
The Council proposes to create a new all through 420 place primary school by amalgamating Dinas Powys Infant and Murch Junior Schools. The move would see Murch Junior School discontinued, and a new single phase primary school instated across the two sites under a single Governing Body and Head Teacher.
The proposal has been prompted by the Murch Junior School Head Teacher’s decision to retire at the end of this academic year. The resignation has presented an opportunity for the Council to review the current single phase structure of the schools with a view to amalgamating the schools on their current sites under a single governing body and headteacher to improve educational opportunities for all of their pupils.
The Infant and Junior Schools in Dinas Powys are the last remaining single phase Community schools in the Vale. A move from separate infant and junior schools to a single phase primary school brings a number of benefits for school pupils. One of the main reasons for the move to primary schools over the past 30 years has been the smoother transition for pupils moving from the infant to junior phase.
The proposal would see the two sites run as one single phase primary school, catering for pupils up to the age of eleven when they leave for secondary school.
The consultation explains the Councils proposal to create a new 420 place primary school by amalgamating Dinas Powys Infant and Murch Junior Schools.
This consultation will run from the 2nd June 2014 to 28th July 2014.
How can I find out more?
You can download a copy of the letter and consultation document
detailing the proposal and send in your views in the following ways:
- complete the proforma contained within the consultation document and return to:
Dinas Powys and Murch School Amalgamation
Corporate and Customer Services
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Barry CF63 4GZ
If you have a query that is not addressed by the information provided you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Learning and Skills Directorate on 01446 709727 or write to Dinas Powys and Murch School Amalgamation, Corporate & Customer Services, Vale of Glamorgan Council, FREEPOST SWC2936 Barry CF63 4GZ.
The authority is grateful to everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and to those who let us know their views. All comments were considered by the Council's Cabinet on 22nd September 2014.
The Consultation Reportis available to download or hard copies of the report are available on request by either contacting the Learning and Skills Directorate on 01446 709727 or e-mail your request to email@example.com
Publication of Statutory Notice to amalgamate Dinas Powys Infant and Murch Junior Schools
The Council's Cabinet have agreed to publish a statutory notice for the amalgamation of Dinas Powys Infant and Murch Junior schools.
The statutory notice is available to download or a hard copy is available on request by either contacting the Leanring and Skills Directorate on 01446 709727 or by emailing your request to: Dinasmurchamalg@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
On 1 December 2014, the Vale of Glamorgan Council's Cabinet approved the proposal for the amalgamation of Dinas Powys Infant and Murch Junior Schools. The Cabinet carefully considered the proposal in accordance with the requirements of the School Organisation Code 2013.
The decision letter is available to download or hard copies are available on request by either contacting the Learning and Skills Directorate on 01446 709727 or by emailing your request to:firstname.lastname@example.org