West Wight School Place Planning Area (SPPA) Consultation
West Wight School Place Planning - Public Notice Consultation
Closure of All Saints' Church of England Primary School, Freshwater
The Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet approved recommendations designed to secure long-term educational and financial stability for schools in the West Wight.
Following the decision, a public notice has been published in the local media to close All Saints’ Primary School, Freshwater, from 31 August 2020.
Officers will also support the governing body of the Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth to undertake a consultation on its proposal to relocate Yarmouth CE Primary School to the All Saints’ site for the start of the 2021 academic year.
A further report is due to be brought to Cabinet in January 2020 that will seek a final decision on the outcome of the statutory consultation on the closure of All Saints’ CE Primary School.
The report will also update Cabinet on the outcome of the consultation undertaken by the Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth on its proposal to relocate.
View the latest Cabinet report (10 October 2019) (PDF, 165KB, 4 pages)
View the Public Notice
View further information about the implementation of the project
West Wight School Place Planning Area (SPPA) Consultation 2 - this consultation has CLOSED
View the West Wight School Planning Public notice
Fresh proposals to tackle surplus school places in the West Wight have been consulted upon.
The Isle of Wight Council launched the original West Wight school places consultation in March 2019 with five options on the table.
Following a detailed analysis of the initial consultation, the council has put forward a new preferred option:
- The closure of All Saints’ CE Primary School on 31 December 2019, and the expansion of Yarmouth CE Primary School to 30 pupils per year group and future relocation to the All Saints’ site.
Under this option, substantial investment would be made in the All Saints’ site.
As part of a new, four-week consultation on the latest proposals, two further public meetings were organised for people to find out more:
During the consultation the council welcomed all comments and any additional viable proposals via a new survey.
Comments could also be made via email to SandLBusinessSupport@IOW.gov.uk
The record of decision to undertake a consultation can be found on the Forward Planning service - Delegated Decisions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the supplementary consultation on West Wight school places planning are available here.
The outcome report following the initial survey is here
West Wight School Place Planning Area (SPPA) Consultation 1 - this consultation has CLOSED
On 1 March 2019 the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills approved to progress a consultation on the removal of surplus primary school places in the West Wight SPPA.
The record of decision to go to consultation can be found at: https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/how-it-works/Delegated-Decisons/Decisions-Taken
The full report can be viewed at: https://www.iwight.com/documentlibrary/view/delegated-decision-report-west-wight-school-place-planning
The West Wight SPPA is made up of All Saints’ CE Primary; Brighstone CE Primary; Shalfleet CE Primary; St Saviour’s Catholic Primary and Yarmouth CE Primary.
The Isle of Wight Council's preferred option to manage the increasing numbers of surplus places in West Wight is the closure of All Saints’ CE Primary School and expansion of St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School to 1 form of entry.
In coming to its preferred option, the council has also considered:
• the closure of St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School and expansion of All Saints CE Primary School to 1 form of entry;
• the closure of both All Saints’ CE Primary School and St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School and seek to open a new one form of entry free / academy school on one of the existing sites;
• the closure of All Saints’ CE Primary School and allow the admissions process to manage the impact of reduced places in the area; and
• that no change is pursued and the current situation is allowed to continue.
The closure of All Saints’ CE Primary School and the expansion of St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School to one form of entry could be achieved, subject to the required statutory approvals, for the start of the academic year 2019/2020.
During the consultation the Council welcomes all comments and any additional viable proposals via the following survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WestWightSchools2019
Frequently asked questions can be found on this link
Public meeting/drop-in sessions were held on:
Wednesday 13 March 2019 at All Saints' CE Primary School between 6pm and 8pm. Final minutes from this meeting can be viewed here
Monday 1 April 2019 at St Saviour's Catholic Primary School between 6pm and 8pm Final minutes from this meeting can be viewed here
Comments can also be made via the following email address: SandLBusinessSupport@IOW.gov.uk
Start of consultation: 4 March 2019
End of consultation: midday 15 April 2019 - CLOSED
Sandown Secondary School - this consultation has CLOSED
The BAY CE Primary Sandown change of age range public notice
The official notice on plans to create the new all through school for Sandown has been published.
To view the public notice click here (PDF, 140KB, 1 page)
The notice has been published on behalf of The Bay CE Primary School and the Church of England Diocese.
Copies of the proposal are available from firstname.lastname@example.org .
Any comments should be made to the council by midnight on Friday 8 December 2017. Please email your comments to: email@example.com .
Consultation on the future of secondary education in Sandown - This consultation has now CLOSED.
The Isle of Wight Council and the Governing Board of the Cornerstone Federation (consisting of The Bay Church of England Primary and Niton Primary School) have consulted on two options for the future of Sandown Bay secondary education: another academy sponsor or the creation of an all through, 4-16 (or 18) school for Sandown, with secondary education continuing on the Sandown Bay secondary site. This would be done through a change of age range for The Bay CE Primary School to make it a 4-16 (or 18) school under the current Headteacher’s and Governors’ leadership.
To view the Sandown Bay Academy consultation document, please click here (PDF, 1.61MB, 18 pages).
This consultation has now ended.
Start of consultation: 12 June 2017
End of consultation: 24 July 2017