Parents to be consulted over plans to merge two Crawley schools

jpco 5-3-14 David Tow is the new head teacher at Broadfield East Junior School (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140227-145503001
jpco 5-3-14 David Tow is the new head teacher at Broadfield East Junior School (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140227-145503001

Parents are to be consulted over plans to merge Broadfield East Infant and Junior Schools.

The schools, in Vulcan Close, are currently run separately but governors have held discussions with academy sponsor TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust) to bring them together by September 2016.

Among the reasons given for the proposed merger was the “seamless transition” children would receive as they were educated from nursery through to Year 6.

In a letter to parents, the chair of governors said: “Our principal aim is to continue to strive for the highest standard of education for our children.

“After intense discussion we have agreed unanimously that the most effective means of achieving this aim is by the amalgamation of the two schools into one school on the existing site.”

Governors stressed the amalgamation was still only a proposal and said there would be a comprehensive public consultation within a few months.

Any amalgamation would require approval from the Secretary of State.

David Tow took over as head at the Junior School in January 2014 while Sharon Anderson is head at the Infant School.

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