Issue details

Significant Changes to Maintained Schools for September 2020 and 2021

Council are required to take a decision on the proposed significant changes to three BCP maintained schools (2 special, 1 mainstream)

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Alderney & Bourne Valley; Burton & Grange; Winton East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/06/2020

Decision due: 29 Jul 2020 by Cabinet

Contact: Jack Cutler, Planning and Statistics Email:, Neil Goddard, Service Director - Quality and Commissioning Email:

Consultation process

4 weeks for the special school changes, 6 weeks for the mainstream school change since this involved a change to the admissions policy as well. Process involved publication of a Bournemouth Echo notice, emails to all identified stakeholders, schools shared information with families, staff and governors. Publication of a proposal document on the BCP council and schools websites, with the ability to complete an online response form. An email address was made available should consultees have wished to respond through this route. COVID19 made physical consultation elements not possible.


BCP and local area schools, ward councillors, local MPs, families of children attending the changing schools, staff and governors of those schools, and trade unions, neighbouring LAs.


Agenda items


  • Significant Changes to Maintained Schools for September 2020 and 2021