South Molton School Place Planning
Closed Closed
Start: Mar 12, 2015 End: Apr 23, 2015 Results Published: Jul 1, 2015 
Subject: Children and young people, Consultation Reference Number: 1661


Activity Summary



Following consultation, a Brief Notice has been published regarding the following proposals:
 
South Molton Infant School - change the age range to 5-11 years (becoming a Primary School rather than an Infants School) on its existing site with capacity for 210 pupils with potential to expand over time.  The long term strategy will be for the school to take pupils aged 2-11.
 
South Molton Junior School - change the age range to 5-11 (becoming a Primary School rather than a Junior School) and relocation to a new school site with capacity for 210 pupils with potential to expand over time.  The school will be built for pupils aged 2-11.
 
which will enable the establishment of two primary schools in South Molton.



Background:

South Molton is an area identified for sustainable growth and development within the emerging North Devon and Torridge Local Plan, supported by Neighbourhood Plans and Strategy for the town.  Up to 1,200 new homes are proposed in the town.  The size of development proposed would require the need for a new primary school to accommodate the growing number of children.  New schools are subject to the Government's requirement for the Local Authority to seek proposals for an Academy or Free School.  However, South Molton Junior School has been identified for replacement and expansion within the Government's Priority Schools Building Programme.  It is not possible to rebuild the Junior School on its present site and it is therefore proposed to relocate the Junior School to a new site to the south of the town in 2016.  It will also be necessary to plan the future for South Molton Infant School.  The proposal is to:
 
South Molton Infant School - change the age range to 5-11 years (becoming a Primary School rather than an Infant School) on its existing site with capacity for 210 pupils with potential to expand over time.  The long term strategy will be for the school to take pupils aged 2-11.
 
South Molton Junior School - change the age range to 5-11 (becoming a Primary School rather than a Junior School) and relocation to a new school site with capacity for 210 pupils with potential to expand over time.  The school will be built for pupils aged 2-11.


Activity Purpose



We would like to hear your views on these proposals for education in South Molton by 5pm on 23 April 2015
 
You can respond to the Notice by:
 
- filling in the online form, under the 'Documents' tab on this webpage
- writing to: FREEPOST RSSR-UKYT-ZTYA, Strategic Planning Children's Services, Room AB2, Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD




Statutory consultees


Further Details:



Consultation Method: Public Meeting, Statutory Consultation, Website
Department: Planning, Transportation, & Environment



Contact Information:



DCC Consultation
Email: schoolconsultations@devon.gov.uk
Phone: 01392 382057