Laburnum Lower School in Sandy starts consultation over plans to extend age range

A lower school in Sandy has started a consultation over plans to become a primary school starting ne

A lower school in Sandy has started a consultation over plans to become a primary school starting next year. File photo. Credit: Getty Images/Design Pics RF - Credit: Getty Images/Design Pics RF

A lower school in Sandy has started a consultation over plans to become a primary school starting next year.

Laburnum Lower School proposes to become a primary from September 2018, extending its age range from three to nine years to three to 11 years.

It says the change would bring it in line with other schools in the area and help children get better results by giving them more stability and continuity of learning – with pupils able to go through education with only one change of school.

If the plans go ahead, the school would need to expand physically to accommodate the higher pupil numbers.

A meeting is to be held at the Laburnum Road school for all those interested at 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 2, with the consultation to close on May 19.

The governing body is set to meet to consider the outcome and whether to proceed on May 25.

To find out more and have your say, read the consultation document at laburnumlower.co.uk

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