School consultations

Here you will find consultation on proposed school partnerships, plans for academies and other changes to schools organisation.

Current consultations appear below

For full details of the consultation proposals for education in West Northumberland see the section below.  You can then provide your feedback on this feedback form.
You can access a copy of the report 'Outcomes of Consultation on Education in the West of Northumberland' by following this link:  Outcomes of Consultation on Education in the West of Northumberland

Consultation on options for the organisation of schools in the west of Northumberland, which includes schools in Haydon Bridge and Hexham Partnerships is now closed

The Consultation Document can be accessed below (do not complete the form at the end of the document as the consultation has now closed).  

The consultation on schools in the west of the county is an informal one, and no decision on closures have been made.

The council will be working closely with all those involved, with staff, parents and the wider community to find a solution that will be in the best educational interests of all the children in the area.

Consultation is being carried out to create a unique and innovative system that meets the needs of children and families now and over the next 50 years.

Following the informal consultation, Cabinet will consider all feedback before any decisions are made.

Northumberland County Council's response to the Hadrian Learning Trust (HLT) consultation can be accessed by following this link:  Response to HLT


Further Information:

​The data contained in this presentation was correct at the time of publication to the knowledge of NCC Officers Draft Proposed Models (Maps) for consultation
Draft - Model A
Draft - Model B
Draft - Model C

The Council is acting in compliance with Data Protection Act 1998 via the Council's Data Protection Policy, namely Section 5 - Principles, which is attached to this email.  Specifically, Data gathered during this consultation process will be dealt  with fairly - e.g. the responses from members of the public will be anonymised, whilst those responding within a public role will be identified e.g. headteachers, Chairs of Governors, Dioceses and so on.
 
The data and information gathered will be used to inform this consultation only and will not be used for any other purpose, i.e. it will not be shared with another service area or any third party.
The data and information being gathered is limited to that which will be useful in informing recommendations that will arise from this consultation.
 
How the Council deals with information received is set out in the Council's Privacy Notice, at http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Contact/Information.aspx#privacynotices .

 
Following a request from the Governing Body of Netherton Northside First School, on 8 February the Council's Cabinet approved the commencement of consultation on a proposal to close Netherton Northside First School with effect from 31 August 2018.
 
The consultation is now closed and a report will be produced for Cabinet on the 8 May 2018.



 

Statutory consultation has begun today  (27 April 2018) on a proposal to increase the number of places at Hexham Priory School from 80 to 112 .  Hexham Priory is a local authority maintained special school, providing education to children aged 2 to 19. The additional places are proposed to be created to assist with the growing number of children in Northumberland  with additional needs that need to be met through specialist education provision.  The additional places at Hexham Priory will be achieved through enlargement of the school effective from 1 September 2018.
 

Statutory Proposal


Copies of the proposal below may be obtained from:

School Organisation Team
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel. 01670 624050

 

Within four weeks after the date of publication of these proposals (i.e. by midnight on  Friday 25 May 2018), any person may object to or make comments on the proposals by sending their written representations to: The Executive Director of Children’s Services, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2EF, or by email to Lorraine.Fife@northumberland.gov.uk.

Statutory consultation has begun today  (26 April 2018) on a proposal to increase the funded places available at The Dales School in Blyth .  The Dales School is a local authority maintained special school, providing education to children aged 2 to 11. The additional places are proposed to be created to assist with the growing number of children in Northumberland  who are being assessed as having Autism and Social, Emotional and Mental health needs.  The additional places at The Dales will be created through the addition of a satellite school on The Former Ashington High School Annex in Ashington, which is to be called Ashdale.  Both sites will be led by the current leadership and Governing Body of The Dales School and staff will work across both sites.


Statutory Proposal


Copies of the proposal below may be obtained from:

School Organisation Team
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel. 01670 624050

 

Within four weeks after the date of publication of these proposals (i.e. by midnight on Thursday 24 May 2018), any person may object to or make comments on the proposals by sending their written representations to: The Executive Director of Children’s Services, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2EF, or by email to Lorraine.Fife@northumberland.gov.uk."

 
The Department for Education has confirmed its intention to introduce a National Funding Formula for Schools with effect from 2020/21 so that all schools will have funding set according to the same allocation mechanism. For 2018/19 & 2019/20 local authorities retain some discretion Northumberland County Council is consuting on how it should introduce the NFF. Please see the link for the consultation document and details as to how to access further information.
A statutory proposal has been published today  for the reorganisation of some schools in the Haydon Bridge Partnership.  It is proposed that Bellingham Middle School should close on 31 August 2019, and that Kielder, Greenhaugh, Otterburn, West Woodburn, Bellingham First School and Wark CE First Schools should extend their age ranges to become primary schools from 1 September 2019.  The publication of the proposal opens a 4 week period of statutory consultation during which time any person with an interest may submit a representation either in support or against the proposal by midnight on Thursday 7 June 2018.  Representations should be submitted to The Executive Director of Children's Services, Northumberland County Council, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2EF or by email to Educationconsultation@northumberland.gov.uk 

View the proposal. 
A statutory proposal has been published today (attached) setting out a proposal for the closure of Netherton Northside First School.  The publication of the proposal opens a 4 week period of statutory consultation during which time any person with an interest may submit a representation either in support or against the proposal by midnight on Thursday 7 June 2018.  Representations should be submitted to The Executive Director of Children's Services, Northumberland County Council, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2EF or by email to Educationconsultation@northumberland.gov.uk


View the proposal here.