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Office of The Schools Adjudicator: Adjudicator publishes decision on proposals to discontinue Arden Hill Infant and Oakfield Junior Schools Atherstone, Warwickshire and establish a 3 to 11 Community Primary School

Press Release   •   Jan 28, 2010 11:06 GMT

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has published a decision on statutory proposals by Warwickshire County Council to close Arden Hill Infant and Oakfield Junior Schools and establish a new 3 to 11 community primary school from 1 September 2010

The adjudicator, Janet Mokades, approved the proposals.  Ms Mokades said that the situation now allows for the good standards in Arden Hill Infant School and the solidly satisfactory achievement in Oakfield to be built upon, to create a school with increased capacity to raise standards for all.

Notes to editors

Schools adjudicators are independent of the Government.  They decide on school organisation issues, disputes on land transfer and assets and admission arrangements which cannot be resolved locally. They were appointed under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Their role is to look afresh at all cases referred to them, considering each case on its merits and taking account of the reasons for disagreement at local level in the light of the legislation and the guidance in the School Admissions Code.

Copies of the determination reached by the adjudicator can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.  It can also be found on the Schools Adjudicator Website - www.schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk.  Individual adjudicators are not in a position to comment on their decisions but, if clarification of those decisions is needed, enquiries can be addressed to:  The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington DL3 9BG

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