Statutory notice on the proposal to amalgamate (combine) Cubitt Town Infants and Cubitt Town Junior

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Introduction

On Wednesday 21 October 2020 Tower Hamlets Cabinet approved the recommendation to publish a statutory notice on the proposal to combine (amalgamate) Cubitt Town Infants and Cubitt Town Junior Schools.

Notice is given in accordance with The School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013 that Tower Hamlets local authority intends to discontinue Cubitt Town Infants School by 31 March 2022. This notice includes the local authority’s proposal to make a prescribed alteration to Cubitt Town Junior School, to change the lower age limit to create an all-through primary school, in accordance with The School Organisation (Prescribed Alternations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013.

You can read the complete consultation document here.



Contact details

Name and address of local authority publishing the proposal:

Tower Hamlets Council, Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG.

Name, address and category of schools proposed to be amalgamated:

Cubitt Town Infants and Junior Schools, Manchester Rd, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3NE.



Implementation

Date on which it is proposed to amalgamate the schools:

Further to the initial proposed implementation date of 1 September 2021, the governors and executive headteacher of both schools requested for the implementation date to be changed to 1 April 2022. This is to allow more time to prepare the schools’ financial, staffing and curriculum models, and to ensure that they are better aligned before the amalgamation.

It is proposed to implement the amalgamation as follows:

Cubitt Town Infants School will close from Wednesday 31 March 2022.

Cubitt Town Junior School will alter its age range and convert to a three form entry all through Primary School (90 Places in each year group) from 1 April 2022.

All children attending Cubitt Town Infants School will transfer to the new Cubitt Town Primary School from 1 April 2022. Children currently attending Cubitt Town Junior School will continue in the new primary school.

Introduction

On Wednesday 21 October 2020 Tower Hamlets Cabinet approved the recommendation to publish a statutory notice on the proposal to combine (amalgamate) Cubitt Town Infants and Cubitt Town Junior Schools.

Notice is given in accordance with The School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013 that Tower Hamlets local authority intends to discontinue Cubitt Town Infants School by 31 March 2022. This notice includes the local authority’s proposal to make a prescribed alteration to Cubitt Town Junior School, to change the lower age limit to create an all-through primary school, in accordance with The School Organisation (Prescribed Alternations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013.

You can read the complete consultation document here.



Contact details

Name and address of local authority publishing the proposal:

Tower Hamlets Council, Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG.

Name, address and category of schools proposed to be amalgamated:

Cubitt Town Infants and Junior Schools, Manchester Rd, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3NE.



Implementation

Date on which it is proposed to amalgamate the schools:

Further to the initial proposed implementation date of 1 September 2021, the governors and executive headteacher of both schools requested for the implementation date to be changed to 1 April 2022. This is to allow more time to prepare the schools’ financial, staffing and curriculum models, and to ensure that they are better aligned before the amalgamation.

It is proposed to implement the amalgamation as follows:

Cubitt Town Infants School will close from Wednesday 31 March 2022.

Cubitt Town Junior School will alter its age range and convert to a three form entry all through Primary School (90 Places in each year group) from 1 April 2022.

All children attending Cubitt Town Infants School will transfer to the new Cubitt Town Primary School from 1 April 2022. Children currently attending Cubitt Town Junior School will continue in the new primary school.