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Amalgamation Update

As you are all aware, last term the Local Authority carried out an informal consultation with parents, staff and Governors on their proposal to amalgamate Southville Infant and Nursery School with Southville Junior School, creating a new, all through primary school. Lots of you came to the meetings to hear the proposals, to ask questions and share your views.

Following those consultations, they have now decided to proceed to the more formal stage of consultation. They have issued a statutory notice about their proposal to close both schools on 31st August 2018 and open a new primary school on 1st September 2018.

Although all parents have already had an opportunity to express their views about this, the Local Authority are now inviting anyone to object, support or comment on their proposal.

The full proposal is here as well as the council website, with details of how to respond should you wish. You have 4 weeks to comment on the proposals (notice was published on 6th October). After this period, papers will be sent to the Schools Adjudicator who will make the final decision. This can take up to 6 weeks.

The Governing Body of both schools are not opposing the proposal to amalgamate.  Representatives of each school’s Governing Body will soon be joining together to form a shared interim Governing Body to work together over the coming months.


Frequently asked questions

Q. When will we find out for sure what is happening?

A.  We are expecting a final decision to be made by January 2018. Parents will be informed immediately.

Q. Will I have to reapply for a place for my child in the new school?

A. No – your child would continue to have a place at Southville. (However, as the schools are currently still two separate schools, Year 2 will still need to apply for a place in Year 3, for this year only. As always, parents will still need to apply for Nursery children to move into Reception).

Q. Will the staff have to re-apply for their jobs?

A. No. They would automatically become staff of the new primary school.

Q. Who will lead the new school?

A. The interim Governing Body would be responsible for appointing a Head Teacher for the Primary School.  Miss Lacey – the existing permanent infant Head Teacher – will be offered a ‘ring-fenced’ interview – probably during Spring or Summer Term 2018.

Q. What would the new school be called?

A. Probably ‘Southville Primary School’.

Q. Will there be a new uniform?

A. Possibly. This would be a decision for the interim Governing Body, following consultation with staff, children and parents. 

Q. Will there be a new building?

A. No. The school will continue to run in the same building. The new build at the front of the school is not part of Southville School – it will be a Local Authority provision for children across the Borough who have been identified as needing additional support with social, emotional and / or behavioural difficulties.

 

We have worked hard in Hounslow to improve outcomes for students in our schools.

  • 95.8% of all schools currently judged Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, up from 74.3% in May 2014.
  • 98.1% of Primary Schools judged good or better up from 67.3% in May 2014.
  • 100% of Special Schools (including the Pupil Referral Unit) judged good or better.
  • 100% of Private Voluntary and Independent Childcare providers judged good or better.
  • Key Stage 4 Progress 8 performance placed the council 8th out of 151 local authorities in England.
  • 5 Hounslow Secondary schools in the top 200 nationally for the Progress 8 measure.
  • Performance in the English Baccalaureate placing the council 7th out of 151 local authorities.
  • In 2015, 81% of Hounslow pupils with special educational needs achieved Level 2 by age 19, which placed Hounslow 1st in England for this group of students.

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“I notice that my son is developing in Southville Infants School very well. This school is providing outstanding care for my son and he loves his teachers.” “You are doing a great job. Thank you” “I have had three children go to this school and I am pleased with the way that they have all been treated with respect in every way. It is a great school and that’s why when I moved from Bedfont to Hounslow, I didn’t want to remove my children from this school, so I travel every day to get my children to this school on time. I wouldn’t have it any other way.” “My parents especially enjoyed the Grandparents Day and the Christmas CD.” “The traveller teacher has been very good with our children.” “I am very happy with the teachers and my child’s progress at school. Really appreciate the teacher’s hard work and effort” “The school is very good and the school staff and teachers are very friendly. They do their job very well.” “(My child's) IEP meetings have been an excellent asset to his development.” “I would just like to say that the school have continued to support our kids the way that they always do and I really appreciate it. Thank you for everything!” “I’m very impressed with the school and I am happy (my son) is in this school as he is happy and that is most important. Thanks for your support!” “Thank you so much for giving both (of my children) an amazing foundation to their education and I will truly miss the whole school, especially the wonderful teachers, management and other staff.” “Great Support from the Head Teacher with behaviour issues in the past.” “Overall, I’m very happy with the school. (My son) always says that he has had a good day at school and he is always happy to go to school” “I’m glad my son had the extra support from the staff in the beginning as I think this has helped him. I know if I have any problems I can talk to his teachers who are always helpful and do listen.”

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