Proposal to Amalgamate Wellfield Infant and Junior Schools - Statutory Notice

Consultation

A period of consultation was announced on 12 May 2021 on the proposal to amalgamate Wellfield Infant and Junior Schools by closing Wellfield Junior School and simultaneously expanding the age range at Wellfield Infant School from the current 3 to 7 years, to 3 to 11 years. 

Information was published on Trafford Council’s website which laid out the proposal and invited all interested parties to participate in shaping the proposal, by submitting their comments and ideas for consideration. Information was sent to all parents, staff members and trade unions.  The proposal was announced on the council’s digital channels including their website and social media. Online meetings for staff and union representatives were held on 17 June 2021. 

The Council received 30 responses to its consultation. 

  • 3 consultees did not support the proposal
  • 7 consultees were in favour of amalgamation in principle but expressed concerns about elements of the proposal presented and/or asked questions
  • 16 consultees fully supported the proposal to amalgamate the two schools
  • 4 consultees were neutral but submitted questions or comments

We responded directly to every consultee.

All the comments received from consultees, along with any information we sent in response, was included in a report to Trafford’s Executive Member for consideration in deciding whether or not to proceed to the next stage.

View all comments and our responses.

You can also view the public consultation information.

Statutory notice

A decision has now been taken to progress the proposal to the next stage and a statutory notice has been published dated 2 September 2021.

Publication of the statutory notice which will commence a 4 week formal period of consultation where any person may object or make comments on the proposal:

Email - school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk

Post - Wellfield Amalgamation Proposal, School Admissions, Waterside House, Sale, M33 7ZF.

The period of representation ends at midnight on 29 September 2021.