Saltney Schools’ Consultation
Proposals to change the age range of a local high school are likely to be made
after the outcomes of a consultation into Saltney schools are discussed at a
Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (16 September).
Councillors are set to approve the issuing of formal proposals to change the
age range at St. David’s High School moving from 11-18 to 11-16 in September
2016. The changes are part of the wider review of post-16 education by
Flintshire County Council.
The public in the Saltney area were consulted on two options; changing the age
range to close the sixth form and to merge Saltney Ferry Primary School with
the High School and change the lower age range accordingly. The majority were
in favour of closing the sixth form but strongly disagreed with a merger for
the primary and secondary schools.
Further work will now be undertaken with St. David’s High School and local
primary schools to promote closer collaborative working and potential plans for
Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education said: “Where a sixth
form has less than 120 pupils the Council is recommending they attend the new
sixth form hub in Connah’s Quay offering a much wider choice to a larger amount
of students and the age range at St David’s High School will change to reflect