Pebble Brook Primary School - proposal to extend the age range

In accordance with the DfE guidance "Making significant changes ("prescribed alterations") to maintained schools a statutory consultation is not requires regarding this proposed change. However, the Local Authority is undertaking an informal consultation regarding the proposal with all interested parties before a final decision is taken by the local authority. 

On 27 October the Council were advised by Reach for the Stars Limited that they would be closing the nursery on 4 November 2022 and ceasing to trade. The Local Authority are supporting individual families to secure alternative Early Education and childcare provision. Stay and play sessions will be offered in the children's centres to support families in the interim, particularly the most vulnerable families. 

If the proposal goes ahead, Pebble Brook Primary School will change their age range from 4-11 to age 2-11 to take effect from 27 February 2023. The proposed number of admissions into the maintained nursery will be consistent with current admissions of no more than 26 pupils in each of the 3 age groups (2, 3 and 4 year old's).

16 January 2023 - committee meeting

Children and Families Committee met to consider the proposal to extend the age range at Pebble Brook Primary School. Agenda and minutes for the meeting can be found here.

14 December- consultation closed 

All the feedback will be collated, a report presented to the Council's Children and Families Committee in January for them to make a decision on the proposal.

Page last reviewed: 10 November 2022