Statutory notices for The Priory Church of England (Aided) School

Closed 21 Jun 2021

Opened 14 May 2021


The Governing Body of The Priory Church of England (VA) School in Dorking, in partnership with Surrey County Council and the Diocese of Guildford are proposing to close the sixth form provision from September 2022.

Over the last seven years the school has seen an increasing decline in occupancy for its sixth form provision, placing a considerable financial burden on budgets.

 This proposal will change the age range in the school from 11-18 years, to 11-16 years.

The Priory is committed to completing all sixth form courses already started and proposes to continue to provide high quality teaching and support, for all students who have embarked on their two-year A level course. Current National Curriculum Year 12 students would complete their education at The Priory and these students would receive a more personalised educational experience with academic and pastoral mentoring to ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes and secure excellent destination choices at the end of their studies. The proposed closure would have no impact on current National Curriculum Year 13 students.

A virtual public meeting was planned for Wednesday 10th March 2021 but no one requested to attend and the meeting was cancelled.


Why your views matter

We are now publishing Statutory Notices on the proposal to close the sixth form provision from September 2022. The Related Documents below contain the published statutory notices.

Please let us know what you think 

- either by completing the Online Survey

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

The deadline for submitting a response is Monday 21st June.

All representations will be reviewed before a final decision is taken by the Cabinet Member for All Age Learning proposed for 8th June 2021. 


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