Merger of Atkinson Road Nursery School and Atkinson Road Primary Academy 2017 - This consultation has now ended

Atkinson Road Nursery is on an adjacent site to Atkinson Road Primary Academy.  The two schools already work closely together but nursery schools cannot become academies.  It is proposed therefore that the two schools merge. This will bring the schools closer together and mean that the nursery can be fully integrated into the Laidlaw Schools Trust.  
The only way that this can happen is by the technical closure of the nursery school and the lower age range of the primary school being extended to cover nursery-aged children.  This would enable the two schools to work seamlessly and bring together all systems and staff.  There would be one budget and one Ofsted inspection.

We would like to hear the views of parents of current or future pupils, members of staff, and anyone else with an interest in the proposals. 
You can read the full details here: 
Please give us your views by completing the online survey below before 10th July 2017. We will keep parents and members of staff informed, and the outcome will be published on the Newcastle City Council website: Newcastle City Council. If you have any questions about this please contact us at:  

  • Benwell & Scotswood

Start Date

19 June 2017

End Date

10 July 2017


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