22 June 2010

Proposals to create a new primary school by amalgamating Hardwick infant and junior schools from September 2011 will be discussed at a public meeting tomorrow (WED 23).

Parents and local residents are invited to attend the meeting where representatives of both schools and Northamptonshire County Council will be available to answer questions.

The meeting takes place at Hardwick Junior School, Wellingborough, at 6pm on Wednesday 23rd June.

The council is proposing the amalgamation because it believes that a move towards all-through primary education would allow for improved curriculum continuity, better tracking of children’s performances and more collaborative working arrangements between all school staff.

Additional information:

Following the resignation of the headteacher of Hardwick Junior School, a hard federation was created in April 2009 resulting in one governing body and one headteacher for the two schools.

The proposal is to close the junior school and extend the age range of the infant school, with the schools brought together into one building thanks to a £4.5 million investment.