School Organisation and Capital Planning team

Change of age ranges and other proposed changes

Proposed changes to schools within the Sandy area

On 12 October, six schools in the Sandy area launched consultations to change their age ranges.

The following lower schools are proposing to become primary schools:

  • Everton
  • Moggerhanger
  • Robert Peel
  • St. Swithun's VC
  • John Donne CofE

Sandy Upper is proposing to become a secondary.

These three schools are proposing to join together to become a multi-academy trust:

  • Laburnum Lower
  • Maple Tree Lower
  • Sandye Place Academy

1 November 2016: the proposed multi academy trust is currently on hold – further information can be found on the websites of the 3 schools concerned:

Download more about the age range proposals (PDF 79.5KB) .

Information about proposed changes

The statutory guidance for making organisation changes to local-authority-maintained schools, including school closure, is available on the DfE website (link opens in new window). There is separate guidance for schools and for academies.

Revised guidance was issued for academies on 1 March 2016 and for local authority maintained schools on 8 April 2016.
Download a summary of the key issues arising from these changes. (PDF 28KB)

Schools can contact for clarification of the process that needs to be followed for a proposed change.

Once the required process has been completed and the changes have been implemented, schools are required to update the DfEs database, Edubase.

We maintain a summary of proposals for all known age range changes (PDF 84.8KB) for schools and academies within Central Bedfordshire, both proposed and approved.

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