Pershore education review is now open for residents thoughts - The Droitwich Standard

Pershore education review is now open for residents thoughts

Droitwich Editorial 30th Oct, 2021   0

RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on proposals on changes to schools in the Pershore area.

Schools in Pershore have asked for age ranges of the schools to be reviewed and changes to be coordinated for there to be a clear and consistent education pathway for children in this education planning area.

The consultation runs from 11 October to 26 November 2021 and will be an opportunity to share views about what is important about age ranges of schools and transitions.

Worcestershire Children First are also hosting consultation sessions to provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and find out further information.

This will take place on Monday 1 November 2021 at 5.30pm – 8.00pm at Pershore Civic Centre.

Councillor Marcus Hart, cabinet member for education at Worcestershire County Council said: “We really want to hear the views of parents, carers, pupils, school staff and residents on the proposed changes.

“The County Council and Worcestershire Children First have been liaising with Pershore schools and Academy Trusts for some time now about the current school system in Pershore and their desire for a coordinated approach to change of age ranges that is clear and consistent for children and families.”

“The responses we receive will allow proposers and decision makers at the very earliest stage to ensure the needs of current residents as well as communities for generations to come will be met.”

The education provision in Pershore mostly follows a three-tier journey, where pupils attend first schools from age 4-9, transfer to middle schools at age 9-12 and then transfer to high school at age 12 to complete their education.

Changes to schools in the Pershore education planning area over several years has led to uncertainty and sustainability concerns across the education planning area as there now exists a mixture of two-tier and three-tier with some schools in this area already converted to primary and secondary schools.

The results of the consultation will be discussed at February’s Cabinet before a final decision is made for the Local Authority Maintained schools.

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