Issue details

Issue details

Proposal to Close Shelton Lower School, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire

The report proposes the closure of Shelton lower school, as sharply falling pupil numbers over the last two years, and projected reducing pupil numbers in future, mean the school is unviable. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £200,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Cranfield & Marston Moretaine;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/07/2018

Open/Exempt: Open;

Decision due: 7 August 2018 by EXECUTIVE

Comment: Comments by 07/07/2018 to Contact Officer:

Lead member: Families, Education and Children - Executive Member and Lead Member for Children's Services

Lead director: Director of Children's Services

Department: Executive Forward Plan

Contact: Chris Kiernan, Interim Head of School Improvement Email: Tel: 0300 300 5391.

Consultation process

The initial consultation ran for six weeks, commencing on 30 April 2018, and ending on 8  June 2018.  The representation period started on 25 June 2018, and ends on 23 July 2018.


Stakeholders consulted include the general public, parents of children at Shelton lower school, and other local schools, teachers and other staff at the schools, and Southill school, the relevant trades unions, Bedford borough council, the Church of England and Catholic dioceses, the local MP and the governing body of the school.


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