Manners Sutton Primary School to discuss options for the future

12 March 2020

Coun Philip Owen, Children and Young People's Committee Chairman

Nottinghamshire County Council has been invited to consider the viability of Manners Sutton Primary School.

The school has expressed concerns over the future of the school given the dramatic reduction in pupil numbers over the last few years. That number will drop further in the near future, including seven children who will leave to start their secondary education.

Meetings with staff, parents and governors are taking place this evening (Thursday 12 March)

Councillor Philip Owen, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Committee Chairman said:

“Council officers have been approached by the Governing Body and Headteacher of Manners Sutton Primary School raising concerns about the viability of the school. By next week the school will have no more than 18 pupils across seven year groups and this is expected to fall to single figures by September. Currently, the majority of catchment area families do not send their children to the school and most of the children at the school are from outside the immediate area. I’m also aware that some of the parents have expressed their concerns about the future of the school.”

“Following these meetings with the school staff, parents and teachers and discussions with the Governing Body, our Children and Young People’s Committee will consider opening a period of consultation regarding the school's future.”

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