Middlewich Primary School- proposal to decrease the current resource provision

Middlewich Primary School is a two-form entry primary school with classes from reception age up to year 6. Up to 60 children are admitted into the reception class in the September of each year. Currently, the school educates a number of children with a variety of special educational needs, including 3 children within the Hearing Impairment Resource Provision. 

There has been a natural reduction in numbers over the past 10 years and school leaders and governors believe it is the right time strategically for the school to reduce to 5 pupils, where the school will continue to be committed to meet the complex and specialist needs of the children in their care. 

If the proposal goes ahead, 5 places will be offered to children with a primary need of Hearing Impairment across reception, KS1  and  KS2 who have an  EHCP  and the resource provision at Middlewich Primary School is named as their preferred provision. The allocation of a place in the resource provision will be given by the local authority SEND panel. 

16 January 2023 - committee meeting

Children and Families Committee met to consider the proposal to reduce the resource provision places at Middlewich Primary School. Agenda and minutes from the meeting can be found here.

17 November 2022 - consultation closed

The consultation has now closed. Any feedback will be collated and a report presented to the Children and Families Committee meeting on 16 January 2023 for them to make a decision.  The agenda and report will be published a week before the meeting.

Page last reviewed: 03 August 2022