49.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding a proposal to lower the age range at Ditchling (St Margraet’s) CE Primary School.
49.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to –
1) authorise the publication od statutory notices in respect of a proposal to lower the age range at Ditchling (St Margaret’s) CE Primary School from 4 to 11 to 2 to 11 to take effect from 1 September 2018; and
2) delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Services to amend the proposals prior to their publication if required.
49.3 The proposal to lower the age range at Ditchling (St Margret’s) CE Primary
School will help to build on work already done by the school in conjunction with the
Pre-schools Voluntary Management Committee. This will help ensure a fully
integrated Early Years Foundation Stage to help secure good outcomes for all
children in the future. The proposal is in line with council strategy for the integration of nursery / school provision.