Two St Albans schools seeking permission to merge next year
- Credit: Archant
Two ‘outstanding’ schools are a step closer to becoming one after plans to amalgamate were backed by councillors.
Currently St Alban and St Stephen Catholic Infant and Nursery School takes pupils between the ages of three and seven, while the junior school takes children aged seven to 11.
Now the schools, which already have a federated governing body, have drawn up plans to merge into a single primary school from September.
The plans were backed by the county council's education, libraries and localism cabinet panel earlier this month, and the recommendation will be passed to the council's cabinet for final approval in January.
According to the school's governing body, the proposal is "in the best interests of the local community and children".
The schools will continue to operate from their existing sites, and would offer the same number of places as they do currently.
- 1 Revealed: The five areas of Hertfordshire where the average home costs more than £1m
- 2 City centre Poundland store could be demolished and rebuilt
- 3 Ricky Gervais' Netflix series After Life filmed in Hertfordshire
- 4 Inquest jury to hear 999 call made as child choked at Radlett nursery
- 5 10 filming locations of new Netflix series Stay Close
- 6 Comment: Mixed emotions as building work begins
- 7 Town bank building given green light to split into three
- 8 Green light given for St Albans City to hit the transfer market but patience is key says Allinson
- 9 'Visually striking' Chaos Dancing Cosmos installation at St Albans Museum + Gallery
- 10 Obituary: Don Francis, former St Albans City and St Albans Sunday League star