Croydon Council has today (25 June) started formal consultation on the proposed closure of St Andrew’s Church of England (CofE) High School in August 2020.
This is the next stage in the statutory process which began in March 2019, when the council opened a pre-publication consultation on the proposed closure of the school. The pre-publication consultation outcomes report can be viewed at http://www.croydon.gov.uk/st-andrews-school
Having now considered the pre-publication consultation responses, the council has agreed to proceed to the next phase. This formal consultation, known as the representation period, will now run for four weeks until 25 July 2019.
Anyone with an interest can submit objections or comments on the proposal to close St Andrew’s School in August 2020, in any one of the following ways:
• completing the online questionnaire at www.croydon.gov.uk/standrews2020
• completing a paper copy of the questionnaire and returning it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Croydon Council, School Place Planning Team, 4th Floor Zone A, Bernard Weatherill House; 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA.
After the closing date of 25 July 2019, responses will be analysed and a report will be submitted to the council’s cabinet for a decision on the proposed closure of the school.
St Andrew’s CofE High School is a voluntary-aided school in Warrington Road, Croydon and part of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education’s provision in the borough. The closure is being proposed by the Governing Body of St Andrew’s CofE School following a decline in admissions, which has meant the school is no longer able to offer the full secondary curriculum. The proposal has the support of the Diocese and the council.