Relocation of Gilbrook School to the former Arrowe Hill site
Transferring Gilbrook School to a different site
Under paragraph 30 of Part 2, Schedule 5 of SI: 2007 No.1289, on 14th January 2010 Cabinet approved the following prescribed alteration:
To transfer the site of Gilbrook School from Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5EH to the former site of Arrowe Hill Primary School, Glebe Hey Road, Woodchurch, CH49 8HE from 1st March 2010 or nearest practicable date thereafter.
14th January 2010
Cabinet Report – ITEM 4 - OUTCOME OF STATUTORY NOTICE CONSULTATION ON THE PROPOSED RELOCATION OF GILBROOK SPECIAL SCHOOL
1st October 2009
Cabinet Report – ITEM 3 - OUTCOME OF CONSULTATION ON POSSIBLE RELOCATION OF GILBROOK SPECIAL SCHOOL
The representation period on this proposal began on October 14th 2009, and lasts for six weeks.
Objections or comments on this proposal should be sent in writing to the person named on the notice, on or before WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2009.
Full Proposal - Relocation of Gilbrook School to the former site of Arrowe Hill Primary School
Appendix A - Views of Consultees
Appendix B - Consultation Meeting Minutes
Building and Site Information
The Council has been carrying out a review of primary schools across Wirral over the last few years. One of the outcomes of this review process is that Arrowe Hill Primary School in Woodchurch will close as a primary school from 31 st August 2009. The Governing body of Gilbrook School had asked the Council to look at moving Gilbrook to a larger building with more outdoor space. The possibility of relocating Gilbrook to the former Arrowe Hill site has now been discussed between the Local Authority and the Governing body of Gilbrook School, and so far all are agreed that relocation would be beneficial.
Because the proposed site is more than 2 miles away from Gilbrook's existing site, we are consulting more widely with parents, staff, governors and other people related to Gilbrook School in order to help decide whether Gilbrook should relocate to the former Arrowe Hill site.
The Governing body believes that the benefits would be as follows:
- More classrooms, which should help reduce class sizes even further
- Better quality accommodation for the exclusion base
- More meeting spaces for various agencies including social care, health, education and parents, as well as one to one sessions with pupils
- More capacity to provide extended services – parents weekly workshops, for example
- More car parking and a larger staffroom
- More space to carry out additional behaviour support training and advice to mainstream schools
Building and site information for Gilbrook and Arrowe Hill
Have your say
There will be a session at Gilbrook School on Wednesday 24 th June at 10 o'clock in the morning.
The meeting is an opportunity for parents, staff, governors and other people directly related to the school to find out more information and talk to representatives of the Children and Young People's Department.
People associated with other local or special schools, and members of the public who want to, can write in with their views. Anyone who wants to can write and say what they think.
How to respond to the consultation
The postal address for return of feedback forms or written comments is:
Director of Children's Services
Or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for written and e-mailed comments is:
FRIDAY, 31 st JULY 2009
If you require further information, or would like to make any comments, please use the consultation feedback form .
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