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Consultation on the proposals to reconfigure nursery provision in Penarth from September 2022. 

 

On 13 September 2021, the Council’s Cabinet authorised the Director of Learning and Skills to undertake a consultation from 20 September 2021 to 5 November 2021 on two proposals to reconfigure nursery provision in Penarth from September 2022. 

 

Proposal 1: 

To amalgamate Bute Cottage Nursery School and Evenlode Primary School by:

  • Changing the lowest age range of pupils at Evenlode Primary School from 4 to 3, to include 96 part time nursery places

  • Increasing the capacity of Evenlode Primary School to accommodate the 96 part time nursery places

  • Discontinuing Bute Cottage Nursery School and transferring all staff and pupils of the nursery phase under the governance of Evenlode Primary School from September 2022.

 

Proposal 2:

To amalgamate Cogan Nursery School and Cogan Primary School by:

  • Changing the lowest age range of pupils at Cogan Primary School from 4 to 3, to include 96 part time nursery places

  • Increasing the capacity of Cogan Primary School to accommodate the 96 part time nursery places

  • Discontinuing Cogan Nursery School and transferring all staff and pupils of the nursery phase under the governance of Cogan School from September 2022.

 

Nursery provision would continue to be provided from the existing buildings with both proposals. 

This consultation gives you the opportunity to ask questions and make comments that will be considered when the Council’s Cabinet decides how to proceed.

To learn more about the stages of the statutory consultation process, read our handy guide.

 

Consultation Documentation

 

If you would like a hard copy of the reports, please contact a member of the 21st Century Schools Team at: 21stcenturyschools@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

 

Give your views

The consultation period will run from 20 September 2021 to 5 November 2021. You can respond to our proposals at any time during this period. Your views are important to us, and there are a number of ways that you can let us know.


You can:

Freepost RTGU-JGBH-YYJZ

Nursery Provision Penarth Consultation

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Civic Offices

Holton Road

Barry

CF63 4RU


Please note that all comments submitted in writing should contain the full name and postcode of the person making the comments.


The closing date for responses to this consultation is 5 November 2021. Unfortunately, responses received after this date will not be considered by the Council. All responses given to us will be considered by Cabinet before it decides whether or not to publish a statutory notice about the proposals. 

     

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If implemented, what would the proposals mean?

    Bute Cottage Nursery School and Cogan Nursery School would be discontinued and all staff and pupils from the nursery phases would be transferred under the governance of Evenlode Primary School and Cogan Primary School respectively. However, nursery provision would continue to be provided from the existing buildings with both proposals.

  • What is the intended timescale of implementation?

    It is intended that the proposals would be implemented by September 2022. 

  • How would these proposals impact upon admissions arrangements?

    The Vale of Glamorgan Council is the admission authority for the schools. All admissions arrangements within the Vale of Glamorgan are subject to annual review.

    The capacity for the nursery phase of Evenlode Primary School and Cogan Primary School would be 96 part-time places. The admission number for the primary phase of Evenlode Primary School and Cogan Primary School would not be impacted by these proposals.

    Children on roll in the nursery phase would not have an automatic right to continue education at the same school when moving up to a reception class. Parents would be required to apply for their chosen school. Where there are more applications than there are places available in the reception class, places would be allocated applying the Council’s oversubscription criteria which prioritises those resident within the catchment area.

     

  • How would these proposals impact upon the existing governing bodies?

    Bute Cottage Nursery School and Cogan Nursery School staff would transfer under the management of the governing bodies of Evenlode Primary School and Cogan Primary School respectively.

    Whilst the governing bodies of Bute Cottage Nursery School and Cogan Nursery School would be disbanded from September 2022, the Council would work with the governing bodies of Evenlode Primary School and Cogan Primary School to identify opportunities for governors to transfer to ensure continuity.

    The governing bodies of Evenlode Primary School and Cogan Primary School would need to amend their terms of reference and structure to reflect the inclusion of the nursery phase. 

  • Do I need to respond to both proposals?


    You can respond to either or both proposals by filling out the relevant sections of the consultation response form. You do not need to respond to both if you do not wish to.

 

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