Achieving for Children, on behalf of Richmond Council, is consulting on two proposals in respect of Barnes Primary School, both of which, if approved, would be implemented in September 2019:
To expand the school from two to three forms of entry, i.e. to increase its published admission number from 60 to 90;
to establish a specialist resource provision at the school for up to 14 children with Education, Health and Care Plans whose main presenting needs are Autistic Spectrum Disorders and associated complex needs.
Who are we consulting and why?
We are required to undertake statutory consultation, so that the Council's Cabinet makes an informed decision in March, when, acting as 'local decision-maker', it decides whether or not to approve the proposals. The consultation is for parents and carers and other local residents who would like to have their say.
The proposed expansion would meet forecast demand for additional school places within the Barnes area.
The proposed specialist resource provision would enable more children with special educational needs to be educated in their home community, within the borough, at an Ofsted-rated 'outstanding' community primary school.
Have your say
Please read the consultation document below, which explains why the proposals are being put forward and how you can make your views known.