What are the main questions that we have been asked?
When will the move take place?
Ideally the move will be in the summer holidays and the pupils will leave for their summer break in July 2018 and return to the new building in September 2018 ready for the beginning of the academic year.
Are the uniforms going to be the same?
We really like the smart red uniforms and our logo is about Cleethorpes. We hope when we consult with pupils that they will agree and want to keep our logo and red uniforms.
Is it true there will be over 600 pupils in the school?
Contrary to newspaper reports there will NOT be over 600 pupils in the school in the foreseeable future. Pupil numbers will grow at a very steady rate and if places of 600 + were required then an additional building project would be necessary as the school is only equipped for 315 pupils currently.
How many more classes per year will there be?
Each year from 2018 our admission number will allow 15 more pupils to join the school in early years. This will show a year on year increase and over time the school will grow from 210 to 315 pupils.
Will there be nearby parking?
There won't be parking for parents on site to drop off or pick up (except in exceptional circumstances where special arrangements will be made). This is to ensure the safety of pupils whilst on site. Most schools (if not all) stop entry to sites from 8.30am and from 2.45pm to ensure pupils safety. There appears to be parking nearby behind the school and at the side of the school.
Will there be a bus along Clee Road?
The local authority has a statutory duty to provide transport, for primary-aged children, where a child attends the nearest qualifying school (usually the school serving the area in which the child lives) and the distance between home and school (measured by the shortest safe walking route) is
- more than 2 miles, if below the age of 8
- more than 3 miles, if aged between 8 and above*
*children aged 8 and above who are entitled to free school meals or their parent/carer is in receipt of maximum Working Tax Credit are entitled to transport support where the distance is more than 2 miles
According to our catchment map and gauging the furthest points the addresses are within 1 mile of the new site, therefore none of the children within the catchment area would meet the distance criteria. If there are any children who live more than two or three miles from the new site then they would not qualify as they are not attending their nearest qualifying school.