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Flitwick Lower School age range change approved

Monday, 22 June 2020

Flitwick Lower School will change its age range and merge with Busy Bees pre-school after proposals we set out were approved.

The decision means the school will be able welcome 2-4 year olds as part of the newly merged schools.

We carried out a statutory consultation in January, which received broad support from local residents, with the proposals due to be considered in April by Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, Councillor Sue Clark.

However, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting was unable to take place within the two-month period required by Department for Education regulations.

Councillor Clark approved the proposals on 20 May and this was subsequently agreed by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator on 12 June.

Councillor Clark said:

We welcome this decision which is good news for families in Flitwick. The school will now be able to focus more resources on teaching and learning for the children between the ages of 2 and 4, while helping to ensure consistency and continuity of provision.