Proposed School and Nursery Closure- SOS Campaign

 

We recently had the devastating news that Brighton and Hove Council have put forward a proposal to close St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School from August 2024. The parents and staff are very proud of our lovely school and will be deeply saddened as this would be a huge loss to our community. 

St Peter’s has been educating the children of South Portslade for over 100 years, since it opened in 1906. The school is steeped in history with a beautiful Edwardian building and accessible Air Raid Shelters, built during the 2nd World War.   

Our nursery opened in 2000 and is one of very few Local Authorities Nurseries left in B&H, where we offer a fantastic, high-quality education, with qualified and experienced teachers, offering extended hours at very low-cost fees.  

Many pupils with Special Educational Needs attend our school and for those children to leave the secure and nurturing environment they are thriving in will be traumatic. Siblings may have to be separated at different schools.  

Our school is a unique and happy place.  Please help us save St Peter’s and show your support by joining our fight.

 

Comments and objections can be submitted via the link below up until 20/02/2024 (5.00pm):

https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/statutory-proposal-st-peters/

 

Details of how else you can help to support us and links are all below.

Click here to visit our letters home page for the information sent home to our families.

 

Documentation from consultation meetings and to support our fight against closure

 

Letters from our Governors to Bella Sankey, other Labour councillors and the Local Authority.

St Peter's letter to Bella Sankey regarding the unrealistic consultation timescales - 11th December 2023

St Peter's letter to Bella Sankey and the LA - 5th December 2023

 

Statements from Scott Haywood, Head of School, read out at the consultation meetings on 14th and 15th November 2023.

Statement 1 - meeting 1, 14/11/2023 6.00pm

Statement 2 - meeting 2, 15/11/2023 9.00am

Statement 3 - meeting 3, 15/11/2023 6.00pm (TEAMS)

How you can help the fight to save St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School

It is important to point out that a final decision has still not been reached regarding the future of the school. The school are working within the following timeframe:

 

22/01/2024: At Children, Families and Schools Committee on 22/01/2024, committee reports 46 and 47 were both agreed. Therefore, the Council is commencing the publication of statutory notices about the proposal to close St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School.

 

The publication of the statutory notices starts a four-week representation period, full details of which can be found at: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/school-statutory-notices

 

Comments and objections can be submitted via the link below up until 20/02/2024 (5.00pm):

https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/statutory-proposal-st-peters/

 

Please promote this representation period within our local community. It’s important that we encourage people to respond.

  

If you have any questions please do come back to schoolorganisation@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Following the representation period, a further report will be produced by the LA on 23rd February to be presented to another meeting of the Children, Families & Schools Committee on 29th February 2024.

A final decision will be made by Full Council on 4th March 2024.

 

Email Your Local Councillor

For South Portslade Area

Alan Robins:                       alan.robins@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For Wish Ward if you live just across the Hove border

Bella Sankey:                     bella.sankey@brighton-hove.gov.uk  (she is also the Council Leader)

Paul Nann:                          paul.nann@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For North Portslade

Lucy Helliwell:                    lucy.helliwell@brighton-hove.gov.uk (she is also Co Chair of the Children Families & Schools Committee)

Peter Atkinson:                 peter.atkinson@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Eastbrook Ward, Southwick & Fishersgate

Carol O’Neal:                     carol.o’neal@adur.gov.uk

Jim Funnell:                        jim.funnell@adur.gov.uk

Email the Co Chair of the Chair of the Children, Families & Schools Committee

Jacob Taylor:                      jacob.taylor@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Email our Local MP

Peter Kyle:                          hove.portslade@parliament.uk

 

Meeting information

The consultation meeting dates are below that were held in November/December, where there was the opportunity to formally meet and give feedback to members of the council.

Previous meetings:

14th November – at the school starting at 6.00pm

15th November – at the school starting at 9.00am

15th November – Teams meeting starting at 6.00pm 

Wednesday 6th December - at the school, starting at 6.00pm

Make your voice heard! Let’s keep up the fight!

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Proposed School and Nursery Closure- SOS Campaign

 

We recently had the devastating news that Brighton and Hove Council have put forward a proposal to close St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School from August 2024. The parents and staff are very proud of our lovely school and will be deeply saddened as this would be a huge loss to our community. 

St Peter’s has been educating the children of South Portslade for over 100 years, since it opened in 1906. The school is steeped in history with a beautiful Edwardian building and accessible Air Raid Shelters, built during the 2nd World War.   

Our nursery opened in 2000 and is one of very few Local Authorities Nurseries left in B&H, where we offer a fantastic, high-quality education, with qualified and experienced teachers, offering extended hours at very low-cost fees.  

Many pupils with Special Educational Needs attend our school and for those children to leave the secure and nurturing environment they are thriving in will be traumatic. Siblings may have to be separated at different schools.  

Our school is a unique and happy place.  Please help us save St Peter’s and show your support by joining our fight.

 

Comments and objections can be submitted via the link below up until 20/02/2024 (5.00pm):

https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/statutory-proposal-st-peters/

 

Details of how else you can help to support us and links are all below.

Click here to visit our letters home page for the information sent home to our families.

 

Documentation from consultation meetings and to support our fight against closure

 

Letters from our Governors to Bella Sankey, other Labour councillors and the Local Authority.

St Peter's letter to Bella Sankey regarding the unrealistic consultation timescales - 11th December 2023

St Peter's letter to Bella Sankey and the LA - 5th December 2023

 

Statements from Scott Haywood, Head of School, read out at the consultation meetings on 14th and 15th November 2023.

Statement 1 - meeting 1, 14/11/2023 6.00pm

Statement 2 - meeting 2, 15/11/2023 9.00am

Statement 3 - meeting 3, 15/11/2023 6.00pm (TEAMS)

How you can help the fight to save St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School

It is important to point out that a final decision has still not been reached regarding the future of the school. The school are working within the following timeframe:

 

22/01/2024: At Children, Families and Schools Committee on 22/01/2024, committee reports 46 and 47 were both agreed. Therefore, the Council is commencing the publication of statutory notices about the proposal to close St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School.

 

The publication of the statutory notices starts a four-week representation period, full details of which can be found at: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/school-statutory-notices

 

Comments and objections can be submitted via the link below up until 20/02/2024 (5.00pm):

https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/statutory-proposal-st-peters/

 

Please promote this representation period within our local community. It’s important that we encourage people to respond.

  

If you have any questions please do come back to schoolorganisation@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Following the representation period, a further report will be produced by the LA on 23rd February to be presented to another meeting of the Children, Families & Schools Committee on 29th February 2024.

A final decision will be made by Full Council on 4th March 2024.

 

Email Your Local Councillor

For South Portslade Area

Alan Robins:                       alan.robins@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For Wish Ward if you live just across the Hove border

Bella Sankey:                     bella.sankey@brighton-hove.gov.uk  (she is also the Council Leader)

Paul Nann:                          paul.nann@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For North Portslade

Lucy Helliwell:                    lucy.helliwell@brighton-hove.gov.uk (she is also Co Chair of the Children Families & Schools Committee)

Peter Atkinson:                 peter.atkinson@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Eastbrook Ward, Southwick & Fishersgate

Carol O’Neal:                     carol.o’neal@adur.gov.uk

Jim Funnell:                        jim.funnell@adur.gov.uk

Email the Co Chair of the Chair of the Children, Families & Schools Committee

Jacob Taylor:                      jacob.taylor@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Email our Local MP

Peter Kyle:                          hove.portslade@parliament.uk

 

Meeting information

The consultation meeting dates are below that were held in November/December, where there was the opportunity to formally meet and give feedback to members of the council.

Previous meetings:

14th November – at the school starting at 6.00pm

15th November – at the school starting at 9.00am

15th November – Teams meeting starting at 6.00pm 

Wednesday 6th December - at the school, starting at 6.00pm

Make your voice heard! Let’s keep up the fight!

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Proposed School and Nursery Closure- SOS Campaign

 

We recently had the devastating news that Brighton and Hove Council have put forward a proposal to close St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School from August 2024. The parents and staff are very proud of our lovely school and will be deeply saddened as this would be a huge loss to our community. 

St Peter’s has been educating the children of South Portslade for over 100 years, since it opened in 1906. The school is steeped in history with a beautiful Edwardian building and accessible Air Raid Shelters, built during the 2nd World War.   

Our nursery opened in 2000 and is one of very few Local Authorities Nurseries left in B&H, where we offer a fantastic, high-quality education, with qualified and experienced teachers, offering extended hours at very low-cost fees.  

Many pupils with Special Educational Needs attend our school and for those children to leave the secure and nurturing environment they are thriving in will be traumatic. Siblings may have to be separated at different schools.  

Our school is a unique and happy place.  Please help us save St Peter’s and show your support by joining our fight.

 

Comments and objections can be submitted via the link below up until 20/02/2024 (5.00pm):

https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/statutory-proposal-st-peters/

 

Details of how else you can help to support us and links are all below.

Click here to visit our letters home page for the information sent home to our families.

 

Documentation from consultation meetings and to support our fight against closure

 

Letters from our Governors to Bella Sankey, other Labour councillors and the Local Authority.

St Peter's letter to Bella Sankey regarding the unrealistic consultation timescales - 11th December 2023

St Peter's letter to Bella Sankey and the LA - 5th December 2023

 

Statements from Scott Haywood, Head of School, read out at the consultation meetings on 14th and 15th November 2023.

Statement 1 - meeting 1, 14/11/2023 6.00pm

Statement 2 - meeting 2, 15/11/2023 9.00am

Statement 3 - meeting 3, 15/11/2023 6.00pm (TEAMS)

How you can help the fight to save St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School

It is important to point out that a final decision has still not been reached regarding the future of the school. The school are working within the following timeframe:

 

22/01/2024: At Children, Families and Schools Committee on 22/01/2024, committee reports 46 and 47 were both agreed. Therefore, the Council is commencing the publication of statutory notices about the proposal to close St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School.

 

The publication of the statutory notices starts a four-week representation period, full details of which can be found at: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/school-statutory-notices

 

Comments and objections can be submitted via the link below up until 20/02/2024 (5.00pm):

https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/statutory-proposal-st-peters/

 

Please promote this representation period within our local community. It’s important that we encourage people to respond.

  

If you have any questions please do come back to schoolorganisation@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Following the representation period, a further report will be produced by the LA on 23rd February to be presented to another meeting of the Children, Families & Schools Committee on 29th February 2024.

A final decision will be made by Full Council on 4th March 2024.

 

Email Your Local Councillor

For South Portslade Area

Alan Robins:                       alan.robins@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For Wish Ward if you live just across the Hove border

Bella Sankey:                     bella.sankey@brighton-hove.gov.uk  (she is also the Council Leader)

Paul Nann:                          paul.nann@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For North Portslade

Lucy Helliwell:                    lucy.helliwell@brighton-hove.gov.uk (she is also Co Chair of the Children Families & Schools Committee)

Peter Atkinson:                 peter.atkinson@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Eastbrook Ward, Southwick & Fishersgate

Carol O’Neal:                     carol.o’neal@adur.gov.uk

Jim Funnell:                        jim.funnell@adur.gov.uk

Email the Co Chair of the Chair of the Children, Families & Schools Committee

Jacob Taylor:                      jacob.taylor@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Email our Local MP

Peter Kyle:                          hove.portslade@parliament.uk

 

Meeting information

The consultation meeting dates are below that were held in November/December, where there was the opportunity to formally meet and give feedback to members of the council.

Previous meetings:

14th November – at the school starting at 6.00pm

15th November – at the school starting at 9.00am

15th November – Teams meeting starting at 6.00pm 

Wednesday 6th December - at the school, starting at 6.00pm

Make your voice heard! Let’s keep up the fight!

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