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School place planning

The Council has a duty to supply high quality school places, in buildings that are fit for purpose and located in the right areas.

To meet the demand for school places, new schools may need to be built or changes made to existing schools. You can find out about these proposals here.

Proposals for new schools

Where the need for a new school is identified, we seek proposals to run the school.

All recent proposals and the closing dates are listed below:

Proposal to establish a new primary school to serve the Lubbesthorpe area of Leicestershire - Closed: 16 April 2018

Proposal to establish a new primary school to serve the village of Birstall  - Closed: 4 March 2016

Proposals to make organisational changes to existing schools

We consult with the public on proposals to make organisational changes to existing schools. eg to increase the size of the school or to change the age range. The consultation normally lasts for up to 6 weeks.

Current proposals

We're not consulting on any proposals at the moment.

Past proposals

Enlarging the premises and increasing the capacity of Anstey The Latimer Primary School, Burbage Sketchley Hill Primary School and Desford Community Primary School

 

The consultation closed on 9 May 2018. No objections were received. The proposals were determined by the Director of Children and Family Services and Lead Members on Tuesday 29 May 2018 and will now go ahead.

Statutory Notice - Proposal to enlarge the premises and increase the capacity of Anstey The Latimer Primary School, Burbage Sketchley Hill Primary School and Desford Community Primary School    Opens new window

Anstey The Latimer Primary School - full proposal    Opens new window

Burbage Sketchley Hill Primary School - full proposal    Opens new window

Desford Community Primary School - full proposal    Opens new window

Closure of residential facilities at Maplewell Hall School, Woodhouse Eaves

Statutory Notice - Proposal to close residential facilities at Maplewell Hall School, Woodhouse Eaves     Opens new window

Full proposal to close residential facilities at Maplewell Hall School, Woodhouse Eaves     Opens new window

 

The consultation closed on Monday 12 February 2018. Objections were received that were considered at Cabinet on Friday 9 March 2018. The proposals were determined by Cabinet and will now go ahead.

Hathern, Ibstock and Sileby schools

We recently consulted on a proposal to enlarge the premises and increase the capacity of:

  • Hathern Church of England Primary School from 105 to 210 places
  • Ibstock Junior School from 240 to 360 places
  • Sileby Highgate Community Primary School from 210 to 315 places
 

The consultation closed on Friday 26 May 2017. No objections were received. The proposals were determined by the Director of Children and Family Services and Lead Members on Tuesday 18 July 2017 and will now go ahead.

Full proposal to increase the capacity of Hathern Church of England Primary School   Opens new window

Full proposal to increase the capacity of Ibstock Junior School   Opens new window

Full proposal to increase the capacity of Sileby Highgate Community Primary School   Opens new window

The Nursery, Countesthorpe

We recently consulted on closing The Nursery in Countesthorpe.

 

The consultation closed on Monday 3 April 2017. No objections were received. The proposals were determined by the Director of Children and Family Services and Lead Members on Tuesday 9 May 2017 and the closure from 24 August 2017 will now go ahead.

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Full proposal to close The Nursery, Countesthorpe    Opens new window

Shepshed High School and Hind Leys College

We recently consulted on closing Shepshed High School and changing the age range of Hind Leys College.

 

The consultation for these proposals closed on Monday 3 October 2016.  No objections were received. After consideration the proposals were determined by the Director of Children and Family Services and Lead Members on Tuesday 1 November 2016 and will now go ahead.

Full proposal to close Shepshed High School and change age range of Hind Leys College   Opens new window

All Saints, Martinshaw, St Cuthbert's and St Deny's schools

We consulted on enlarging the premises and increasing the capacity of 4 schools.

 

The consultation for these proposals closed on Tuesday 5 July 2016. No objections were received. After consideration the proposals were determined by the Director of Childrens & Family Services on Monday 1st August 2016 and will now go ahead.

All Saints Church of England Primary School, Coalville    Opens new window

Martinshaw Primary School, Groby   Opens new window

St Cuthbert’s Church of England primary school, Great Glen   Opens new window

St Deny’s Church of England Infant School, Ibstock    Opens new window

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