RLT carried out a statutory consultation, between 9 September 2020 and 23 October 2020, to establish whether there was local support for the plans and opening of Windrush Church of England Primary School in September 2021. The local population and identified stakeholders were made aware of the consultation process through a variety of media (direct mail, leaflet drops, advert and articles in print media, notices in church bulletins, social media posts and virtual meetings).
There were 24 responses to the consultation. 79% (19/24 were in favour of opening the school). 16% (4/24) were unsure and 4% (1 person) was against the school opening. A summary of the consultation findings is available HERE.
In addition to the consultation, the school sought applications for any year group (nursery and above) with the closing date in line with the national admissions timeline. There were 87 applications received by 15 January 2021: 37 for Year R, 19 children in older Year groups (12 children for Years 1 and 2, 3 children for Years 3 and 4, and 4 children for Years 5 and 6), 31 applications were for the nursery or were too young to attend. A summary of this can be found HERE. Applications for the school continue to be received by the Trust.