Change of age range at Sandown Primary School

Closed 11 Aug 2017

Opened 14 Jul 2017


The governing body of Sandown Primary School wishes to lower the school’s age range from 5-11 to 2-11 and take on the management of the Maplehurst Nursery, which is currently operated by East Sussex Children’s Centres.

The aim of the change is to integrate, fully, nursery provision into the Early Years Foundation Stage within the school. The governing body wishes to ensure that the nursery continues to support the local area and to offer 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 and nursery 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 Sandown Primary School will help to build on work already done by the school and nursery provider, ensuring a fully integrated Early Years Foundation Stage to help secure good outcomes for all children.

It is proposed to implement the proposal on 30 October 2017.  It is not intended to implement the proposal in stages.


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