Hawkedale Infants - A Foundation School

Closed 3 Jul 2015

Opened 1 Jun 2015

Feedback updated 26 Oct 2017

We asked

Do you agree with the proposed changes to Hawkedale Infants - A Foundation School, to expand from a single form of entry (1FE) infant school to a single form of entry (1FE) all through primary school. The change would come into effect from September 2017, and the school would reach full capacity of 210 by September 2020.

You said

We received 84 responses to the consultation. Fifty-four agreed with the proposal (64%). Twenty-two responses (26%) disagreed; eight responses (10%) did not know. Concerns were raised about access to the school during drop-off and pick-up, potential traffic congestion, lack of parking and safety of pedestrians. However it was stated that Hawkedale is a good, welcoming and nurturing school, and that there is a need for more school places in Sunbury.

We did

As a foundation school, the governing body has agreed to progress with the proposal, and statutory notices have been published. Surrey County Council will undertake required building works to provide additional accommodation, subject to planning approval.


Hawkedale Infants - A Foundation School and Surrey County Council have been working together to consider making a significant change to Hawkedale Infants by expanding the school from a single form of entry (1FE) infant school to a single form of entry (1FE) all through primary school.  The governing body would like to expand the school which would provide benefits for the local community whilst increasing the number of school places in the Sunbury on Thames area.

Our proposal is that Hawkedale Infants changes from a single form entry infant school to a single form entry all through primary school. The school in its new form would be designed to serve children across the Sunbury area.

We are proposing that these changes start to take place from September 2017. This would mean that for a period of time the school would fill up incrementally, finally becoming a full 1FE primary school at September 2020.

This proposal provides Surrey County Council and the governing body with the opportunity to remodel the accommodation.  The site covers 0.6 hectares, which is considered sufficient by the Department of Education to support a 1FE all through primary school.  Four new classrooms would be based near the existing footprint of the school.  Capital costs would be met by Surrey County Council.

Why your views matter

We are now undertaking a consultation on these proposals for Hawkedale Infants - A Foundation  School. The Related Documents below contain the detailed proposal.

Please let us know what you think about the proposals

- either by completing the Online Survey

- or by using the response form in the Related Documents below.

The deadline for returning/submitting consultation responses is 5pm on Friday 3 July 2015.


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