London Borough of Croydon

Statutory Consultation on the proposed reduction in Published Admission Numbers for Norbury Manor and Monks Orchard Primary Schools as part of the published admission arrangements for community schools, for the 2019/20 academic year.

Wednesday 08 November – 20 December 2017

Croydon Council would welcome your views on the proposed reduction of Norbury Manor Primary and Monks Orchard Primary Schools’ Published Admission Number (PAN) for the 2019/20 academic year by 30 reception places each, as part of the community schools’ published admission arrangements.

The growth in Croydon’s population over the last decade put pressure on primary school places, resulting in a huge expansion in capacity to meet the growth in demand. Borough-wide, we have since seen a decrease in the birth rate which has led to a higher than necessary level of surplus places in some of the educational planning areas across the borough; including the North West and East planning areas, where Norbury Manor and Monks Orchard Primary Schools are situated.

A large portion of funding received by schools is directly related to the number of pupils attending the school. Too many vacancies in schools mean that schools will not receive the maximum revenue possible. Therefore we are proposing to reduce the number of available places to enable the schools to operate more efficiently and cost effectively.

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All responses must be received by Wednesday 20 December 2017.