Proposed 6th Form closure at The Priory Church of England (Aided) School

Closed 19 Apr 2021

Opened 22 Feb 2021

Feedback updated 30 Apr 2021

We asked

Do you agree with the proposal to close the 6th form provision at The Priory Church of England (Aided) School? 

You said

A total of 43 responses were received and analysed.  Of the 43 responses, 25% agreed with the proposal, 70% disagreed with the proposal and 5% did not know or offer a position.

We did

We plan to publish statutory notices on Friday 14 May 2021. After the four-week statutory notice period we will approach the Lead Cabinet Member for approval of the proposal.

Overview

Surrey County Council, together with The Priory Church of England (Voluntary Aided) School, 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.

Surrey County Council and The Priory Church of England (Voluntary Aided) School would like to seek your views on this proposal.  The consultation will open on Monday 22nd February.

An online public meeting is planned on Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 6pmAs a public meeting, anyone who wishes to may attend, please email: schoolorg@surreycc.gov.uk to register your interest and you will be sent a link to the online event.

 

Why we are consulting

We are now undertaking a consultation on this proposed closure of The Priory Church of England (Voluntary Aided) School sixth form provision. 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 consultation responses is midday on Monday 19th April.

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