Following up on my letter to you of 10th November, there will be an open meeting on Thursday 24th November, 7pm-8:30pm in the Junior hall at school. The purpose of this event is to give current and future parents an opportunity to ask questions and share their views about the possible expansion of the school to take an additional Reception class in September 2012, and the longer term implications, as outlined in my letter last week (if you haven’t kept a copy, it’s on the school Web site in the Governors section).
Governors need to decide, by the end of November, whether to accept an additional Reception class next year. While we have not received any new information from the Local Authority (LA) since I last wrote, I can outline the proposal for September 2012. Subject to the completion of the church land purchase, additional school space would be created next to St. Francis Church. It would comprise high quality modular accommodation (classrooms, support rooms, toilets, etc.) within a self-contained, secure site, including outdoor play space. The plan would be to move two Year 6 classes there in September 2012, freeing up space on the main site for three incoming Reception classes. This arrangement is likely to last for two years, while a permanent facility is built. So both Year 5 and Year 6 would be housed on that site in 2013-14, creating space for a further three incoming Reception classes in 2013. This temporary arrangement could then be “reversed” once permanent buildings are available nearby.
Ashton Gate Primary School ‘Creative thinkers for life’ Ashton Gate Rd, Ashton Gate, Bristol, BS3 1SZ
Headteacher: Mrs S Willson Tel: 0117 9030236 Fax: 0117 9030237 e-mail: email@example.com