Statutory Proposal for the closure of St Teresa’s Catholic Infant School, Everton Road, Southport and the related enlargement of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Grantham Road, Southport
As a result of the decline in requests for school places the Governors of St Teresa’s have asked Sefton Council, as the local authority, to explore alternative opportunities for future provision. At a meeting on the October 3, 2019 the Council’s Cabinet agreed to proceed with the request from the Governing Body of St Teresa’s Catholic Infant School to commence the statutory consultation process.
Sefton Council wishes to seek the views of interested parties regarding the related proposals for Sefton Council to close St Teresa’s Catholic Infant School as at August 31, 2020 and enlarge Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School from September 1, 2020.
It is extremely important to note that at this point in time no definitive decision has been made about the future of the school.
A copy of the Council’s consultation document which explains more about the proposal and gives details of the consultation meetings with staff, governors and parents/carers can be found below.
Parents, carers, teaching staff, governors, residents and other stakeholders can email their views to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online consultation form available here. There is also a form included on the back of the consultation document which can be posted to School Organisation Team, Sefton Council, Town Hall, Oriel Road, Town Hall, Bootle, L20 7AE.
The period of informal consultation will end at midnight on Friday, December 6, 2019.
Update on statutory proposal for St Teresa's Catholic Infant School and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School
Following a meeting with the Council Leader it was decided to postpone the report going to Cabinet until 5th March 2020. A letter was sent to the Head teacher and the Chairs of both Governing Bodies explaining this and providing the revised timeline.
The revised timeline is:
18th March 2020 - Legal Notice would be published in the local paper and on the Council website
18th March 2020 to 15th April 2020 - Four week representation period
28th May 2020 - Cabinet to make final decision
Pupil Place Plan 2018/2019 to 2023/2024
The Pupil Place Plan 2018/2019 to 2023/2024 which provides information about the supply of school places in Sefton is available to download below.