Council launches informal consultation on plans to amalgamate schools

Trafford Council has launched an informal public consultation on plans to amalgamate Altrincham’s Stamford Park Infant and Junior schools. 

The Council plans to create a new multi-million pound primary school building on the existing school field site if the proposal is progressed.

The Council’s view is that the new primary school would provide more school places for the growing population of primary age children in the area while also creating an excellent new learning environment.

However, the governing body of the Junior School have commenced proposals to convert it into an academy – and if this happens the plan to build a new a school will, sadly, not go ahead.

Councillor Catherine Hynes, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said:

The proposal to build the new school is in the best interests of local school children and the wider community in this area as a whole. Trafford Council does not support the plan for the academisation of the Junior School.

The Council believes the amalgamation proposal is in the best interests of local children and will put forward this view during the consultation on academisation.”

Parents, carers, teaching staff, residents and other stakeholders can email their views on amalgamating the schools to the Council or fill in our online Stamford Park consultation form.

The period of informal consultation will end at midnight on Monday 15 July 2019. Those who have sent e mails in response to the academisation consultation are still free to complete the amalgamation consultation form and provide additional information should they choose.

To find out more information, please see Stamford Park additional information.

Posted on Monday 1st July 2019