Dear Parents and Carers,
Thanks to all who contributed to the recent consultation on the possible expansion of Ashton Gate. The information many of
you provided by email, in person, through the open meeting, and the questionnaire has helped governors understand the wide
range of parent views. The consultation has now finished, and I’d like to bring you up to date on where we are now.
At a special meeting of the finance and buildings committee on 29th November, governors discussed the school community’s
views and the options available to us. Taking into account your input, as well as continuing discussions with the Local
Authority, architects, and school staff, we are exploring the option of putting Nursery and Reception on the St. Francis Church
site. This would enable 3-form Reception entry in 2012 and 2013. If implemented, this plan should bring significant benefits to
both the Early Years unit and the wider school.
Details remain to be ironed out to ensure this plan is feasible. A final decision will be made at the next meeting of the Full
Governing Body on 13th December, in time to inform the LA before their public announcement on 15th. In the meantime, we
will contact you again as things develop.
The minutes of the recent meeting and a summary of the results of the online questionnaire will be available on the school Web
site shortly. Thank you again for contributing to the discussions about expansion.
Chair of Governors