Shelton Lower School consultation

About the Shelton Lower School consultation

Consultation closed at 5pm on Monday, 23 July 2018


Councils (or local authorities) have a duty to ensure there are enough suitable school places for children aged 5-16. As part of delivering this role councils can open new schools and close existing schools. Shelton Lower School is a Foundation school. As such it is overseen and funded by the council and follows the national curriculum, but is the employer of its staff. The governing body and head teacher are responsible for running the school, including recruitment, marketing and financial management.

About the school

Shelton Lower School is a small rural lower school in Lower Shelton Road, in village of Upper Shelton in Central Bedfordshire. The school is a Foundation school, federated with Southill Lower School (this means they share a governing body and head teacher) and the land belongs to The Vale of Marston Schools Trust. The school has a good reputation, being rated as Good in the latest Ofsted inspection. The school has a pre-school nursery, a reception year and pupils from year 1 to year 4. No pupils have an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

The total capacity of the school is 75 pupils (years 1-4 and Reception year) with an intake capacity of 15 pupils a year.

About 40 per cent of pupils at the school will live outside the school’s catchment area in September 2018 with only three living in the village of Upper Shelton.