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Consultation launched on places at Alexandra Infant School and St Paul’s Church of England Junior School

Education bosses at Achieving for Children have launched a consultation on the development of both Alexandra Infant School and St Paul’s Church of England Junior School it was announced last week.

The proposal, which would affect the 2016/2017 school year intake, is that both Alexandra Infant School and St Paul’s Church of England School would expand their age range up to 11 year olds. The admission number of both schools would be permanently reduced to 60.

The proposals, which both schools support, would create a fourth form of Reception entry between the two schools and give North Kingston parents more choice when their children are due to start primary school. They would also enable both schools to carve out separate, distinct identities as all-through primary schools, in line with all the other state-funded schools in the North Kingston area.

If approved, both schools would benefit from capital funding to enable new facilities to house the additional children.

Nick Whitfield, Chief Executive of achieving for Children, said,

“These proposals have been developed with both school communities and would provide more places locally, we are now keen to know what local people think about them.”

The consultation period on these proposals has ended. Comments on these proposals were accepted until Friday 15 May 2015.