Have your say on the future of Cossington School

People are invited to have their say on the future of Cossington Primary School near Bridgwater.

Falling pupil numbers over the last ten years has meant the Governing Body of Cossington Primary School and Somerset County Council have to consider whether the school should remain open in the future.

Parents and members of public are asked if the school should close at the end of 2014 and if the school’s catchment area should be included within that of Catcott Primary School. The consultation will run from now until 13 October 2014.

Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Somerset County Council said: “I would like to encourage as many people as possible to provide their feedback via this consultation so their views can be fed into the decision making process.

“Pupil numbers have been declining over a number of years and there are currently no pupils on roll to start this term. We are gathering opinions before any decisions are made.” 

A drop in session will be held for members of the public to provide their feedback on Wednesday 17th September at Cossington Primary School, 2.30pm to 8pm.

People can also complete the on-line questionnaire at: http://www.somersetconsults.org.uk/consult.ti/cossington/consultationHome, or call the Schools Commissioning Team on: 01823 355828 to request a paper version.

All responses will be considered before a decision on whether to progress with the proposals will be taken by the Director of Children Services at the end of October 2014.