Statutory Consultation for the proposal to amalgamate Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Schools

Closed 9 Oct 2018

Opened 10 Sep 2018

Results Updated 16 Oct 2018

A total of three responses were received during the statutory consultation period which closed at 5pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018.  All responders agreed with the proposal.

All parties who responded expressed support for the proposal. Their comments cited the schools provide an ‘outstanding environment for all children who attend’ and advised that ‘the amalgamated special school provision will allow for better support, leadership and learning for the pupils’.

Following these consultations it is planned that a paper detailing the proposal and consultation outcomes will be presented to The Leader of the Council in November for a decision.



The schools and Surrey County Council are proposing to amalgamate Manor Mead and Walton Leigh schools to become one school from January 2019, based over the two current sites.

Manor Mead and Walton Leigh schools are joined together as a ‘hard federation’. This means that they are under the leadership of one Executive Headteacher and one Governing Body but that each school is an individual organisation with a different Department for Education (DfE) registration and school budget. Generally pupils attending Manor Mead School transfer and attend Walton Leigh for their secondary and post 16 education. Both schools achieved an outcome of 'Outstanding' in their last OFSTED inspections.

It is proposed that there is an increase in the planned place number of 8 places. The current planned place number is 152 across both schools. The increase would provide planned place numbers of 160 at the amalgamated school. It is proposed that these places are available to appropriate pupils across all year groups, as applicants arise.

Surrey County Council, Manor Mead and Walton Leigh schools would like to seek your views on this proposal.  The statutory consultation will open on 10th September 2018 for representations.


Why We Are Consulting

We are now undertaking a consultation on the proposed amalgamation of Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Schools. The Related Documents below contain the detailed proposal and published statutory notices.

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 statutory consultation responses is 5pm on Tuesday 9th October 2018.


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