JAN 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Coventry Schools To Close As Places Cut
in Coventry could be axed, merged or reduced in size as part of
plans to cut 2,000 surplus places.
the plans being outlined by Coventry Local Education Authority go
ahead some schools in the city will be closed.
forecasts suggest that there will be 4,882 surplus places in city
primary schools by January 2005. This
figure has to be cut to at least 2,828 before then.
is divided into 14 different areas for schools. A certain
proportion – 10 per cent – of places are to be kept to allow
for children of asylum seekers who are expected to arrive in
Coventry as part of the national dispersal scheme set up to spread
the load around the country.
making their recommendations, education officers have considered
criteria including the viability of schools, accessibility, the
quality of the building and the quality of the education.
are this week being asked their views on the plans. Once the
scheme has gone to the Cabinet, scrutiny committee and full
council, an eight week public consultation period will begin.
earmarked for changes are:
other parts of Coventry are still awaiting proposals.
rebuild or remodel and partly demolish. (saving 246 places)
Harris and Sir Henry Parkes: combine on a new site. (saving
Wood: remodel into the junior building. (129)
Bridge: reduce in size. (105)
Augustine’s RC: reduce in size. (105)
Benedict’s RC and St Mary’s RC: amalgamate on St
Benedict’s site. (182)
Osborn: remodel and demolish part of the building, or rebuild
with a nursery. (266)
and Wood End: combine. (473 or 368, depending on which option
Patrick’s: reduce in size. (49)
Anne’s RC and Corpus Christi: amalgamate on Corpus Christi