Change of age range at Ditchling (St Margaret’s) CE Primary School

Closed 7 Jun 2018

Opened 11 May 2018


The governing body of Ditchling (St Margaret’s) CE Primary School wishes to lower the school’s age range from 4-11 to 2-11 to provide nursery provision from the school site.

The aim of the proposal is to integrate, fully, nursery provision into the Early Years Foundation Stage within the school. The governing body wishes to ensure an offer of high quality early education delivered by experienced and well-trained staff across the Early Years Foundation Stage.  This will build on the work already done by the school to secure good outcomes for all children in the future.

Making Comments or Objections

Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object to, or comment on the proposal, by sending their representations to: Stuart Gallimore, Director of Children’s Services (FAO: Jane Spice, Early Years Funding Manager), East Sussex County Council, 4th Floor St Mark’s House, 14 Upperton Road, Eastbourne BN21 1EP, or by emailing:

Why We Are Consulting

We believe the proposal to lower the age range at Ditchling (St Margaret’s) CE Primary School will help to build on work already done by the school in conjunction with the voluntary management committee of Ditchling Pre-school.  This will help ensure a fully integrated Early Years Foundation Stage to help secure good outcomes for all children in the future.  The proposal is in line with council strategy for the integration of nursery and school provision.

It is proposed to implement the proposal on 1 September 2018.  It is not intended to implement the proposal in stages.

The statutory notice is available to download in the 'Related' section at the bottom of this page.

For information about how we process your data in connection with this proposal please see the privacy notice under the 'Related' section below.


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