Statutory proposal for the closure of Broad Oak Community Primary School

Closed 6 Feb 2020

Opened 10 Jan 2020


Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 15 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (as amended by the Education Act 2011) and the School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013 that East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1UE, intends to discontinue the following community school with effect from 31 August 2020.

Broad Oak Community Primary School, Scotsford Road, Broad Oak, Heathfield TN21 8UD

All children attending Broad Oak Community Primary School at the time the decision is effective, would be offered places at alternative schools in the area.  At the October 2019 School Census the school had 52 children on roll, 35 of which would require primary school places in September 2020.

Free transport would be provided for eligible pupils provided they meet the criteria. The criteria can be found on the East Sussex County Council website at:

East Sussex County Council is publishing the proposal.  The Council will implement the proposal. The proposal is not related to any other school organisation proposal which has been or is about to be published.  

This notice is an extract of the complete proposal.  A copy of the complete proposal can be viewed below.

Alternatively you can request a printed copy of the complete proposal from the address below or telephone 01323 466886. 

Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object to, or make comment upon the proposal, by sending their representations to: Stuart Gallimore, Director of Children’s Services (FAO: Gary Langford, Place Planning Manager), East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1UE, or by emailing:

Any objections or comments must be received by midnight on 6 February 2020.


Signed:  Stuart Gallimore
Director of Children’s Services
East Sussex County Council

Publication Date:  10 January 2020


Explanatory Notes
East Sussex County Council will determine the statutory notice within two months of the end of the representation period.  If the Council fails to determine the notice within this time, it will pass all relevant material to the Schools Adjudicator who will determine the notice.


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