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Saltney Schools’ Consultation

Published: 19/09/2014

Proposals to change the age range of a local high school are likely to be made after the outcomes of a consultation into Saltney schools are discussed at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (16 September). Councillors are set to approve the issuing of formal proposals to change the age range at St. David’s High School moving from 11-18 to 11-16 in September 2016. The changes are part of the wider review of post-16 education by Flintshire County Council. The public in the Saltney area were consulted on two options; changing the age range to close the sixth form and to merge Saltney Ferry Primary School with the High School and change the lower age range accordingly. The majority were in favour of closing the sixth form but strongly disagreed with a merger for the primary and secondary schools. Further work will now be undertaken with St. David’s High School and local primary schools to promote closer collaborative working and potential plans for partnerships. Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education said: “Where a sixth form has less than 120 pupils the Council is recommending they attend the new sixth form hub in Connah’s Quay offering a much wider choice to a larger amount of students and the age range at St David’s High School will change to reflect this.