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Surrey County Council Consultation
Dear Parents and Carers,
As many of you know, Reigate Priory School alongside Surrey County Council and the Department of Education is on a journey to find a long term and sustainable solution to its future. The ambition of this project is to ensure that all children of Reigate Priory access our ethos, culture and educational provision well into the future and the school is released from the unique constraints and challenges of the Grade 1 Monument home we currently reside.
We are writing to share with you that Monday 27th November sees the start of the next part of this journey with Surrey County Council opening a public consultation to hear the local community’s views on the future of primary school provision in the Reigate area, including Reigate Priory Junior School. After the consultation period has ended, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet will consider feedback from the consultation, alongside the viability of any solutions, to decide on the best option to take forward.
This consultation could affect people with children of primary school age, future parents, and businesses and residents living close to current Reigate schools. It will be open to any member of the public and will run for eight weeks, starting 27th November 2023 and closing at 23.59 on 21st January 2024.
You can read full details of the consultation and have your say via a dedicated webpage here.
Surrey County Council will be hosting public engagement events in December and January to outline and discuss the consultation options. You are welcome to join these events.
Details of the first event:
Book here: http://bit.ly/reigateprimaryschools
Date: Wednesday 6 December
Location: Gymnasium, Reigate Priory School, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7RL
Parking: Bell Street carpark free after 18:00
Alternative parking: Bancroft Road, 26A Church Street, Reigate and Banstead, RH2 7RP
Time: 18:30 Start -20:00 hrs (entry to venue from 18:15)
Various drop-in sessions will occur across the locality with one here at Reigate Priory School for parents/carers to ask any questions at 8:40am after drop-off and then again at 2pm before collection on 11th December.
Find out more about the consultation
Surrey County Council will engage openly throughout the consultation process and will be sharing updates via a dedicated webpage, with a section for frequently asked questions: www.surreycc.gov.uk/reigateprimaryschoolsprovision
You can also follow updates via this community Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/reigateprimaryschoolsprovision
Surrey County Council ask that views and suggestions are shared online via the consultation portal, where possible. If you have any questions, or if you would like a copy of the consultation document in another format, e.g. large print or braille, or another language, please email: email@example.com
We encourage you to take part in the consultation. As parents and carers, your views are extremely important and will be considered as part of Surrey County Council’s decision making.
It is very important that your feedback is shared directly into Surrey County Council, as it is their consultation and NOT into Reigate Priory School or its Governing Body. As I am sure you will appreciate, the school is focussed and busy on delivering the learning to its current pupils.
Your understanding and cooperation in this is greatly appreciated!
We are hopeful that this consultation brings us one step closer to finding the sustainable and long-term future of Reigate Priory School.
Mrs P. Hutchinson Mr O. Moses
Chair of Governors Headteacher