The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has published a decision on a proposal by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to discontinue Withernsea Infant & Withernsea Junior Schools, Withernsea, and to establish a new community primary school from September 2010. The adjudicator, Mrs Janet Mokades, has approved the proposal.
The adjudicator commented that schools are important institutions in any community, but doubly so in communities that are relatively isolated. Withernsea deserves the best school it can have and this proposal has the potential to enrich the curriculum and raise standards further.
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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