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Have your say on school consultations in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council is asking parents, carers and local residents to have their say on the things that matter most to them as part of two ongoing school consultations.  

Proposals were put forward to the council’s Cabinet in October for: 
  • The relocation and co-educational provision at Atkinson House Special School  
  • The amalgamation of Seaton Sluice Middle School with Whytrig Middle School and Astley High School on a shared site. 
To date there have been many queries raised and for that reason the Council’s Education Team have put together some frequently asked questions as part of the consultation process.  
Questions and answers can be viewed at:  Councillor Guy Renner-Thompson, cabinet member with responsibility for children’s services, said: “It is really important, as part of any consultation process that we hear from those within our communities who these proposals will have an impact on, especially schools, parents and pupils.  

“As a Cabinet we need to be able to make any future decisions following these proposals based on the information put before us, and that is where we need to also hear the views of the key stakeholders within our communities.” 

Both consultations close on Wednesday 1 December following a 6-week consultation period.  

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing health and safety concerns and rising cases within the county the decision was taken to not do any public face-to-face consultations. Instead, residents are able to access more information via these sites and can speak further with the team should they wish.  
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