Have your say on changes to schools in the Woburn Sands Area.

Thursday 23 Jan 2020 | Central Beds News

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A public consultation is now open for you to have your say on proposals to change schools in the Woburn Sands area.

This is part of the Schools for the Future programme to ensure that the area has the right schools, in the right places delivering the best education to children.

The Schools for the Future programme will cover the whole of Central Bedfordshire but will be delivered in stages, in line with the needs of each community.

The Woburn Sands area contains five lower schools and Fulbrook Middle School.

All the schools in the area have been working collectively with each other and us to develop a proposal that would move the schools to a primary/secondary system. This will mean in the future that pupils will be able attend both primary and secondary school in their local area.

Under the proposals Fulbrook Middle School would initially become an extended secondary school, before reverting to a secondary school.

Swallowfield and Aspley Guise lower schools would become primary schools, while Husborne Crawley, Ridgmont and Woburn lower schools would work together as soon as possible as a federation with the goal of coming together as a single primary school on one site.

If the proposal is agreed, changes would take place between 2022 and 2024.

The consultation is open now and runs until 5pm on 15 April 2020.

To read more about the proposal and to have your say, go to the Schools for the Future website.