Proposed Changes to Education in East Northamptonshire - Update!

Today, I met with Janet McMurdo, the Headteacher of Oundle & Kings Cliffe Middle School and governors to discuss how the proposed changes to education in East Northamptonshire would affect local schools and their pupils.

Having visited Prince William School last week, it was good to hear the views of more local teachers and parents today about how the proposed changes would affect local schools and their pupils. I am also set to visit other schools in the coming weeks, and if anybody would like to let me have their views, I'd be very interested to have them.

Northamptonshire County Council has recently launched a consultation on the principle of changing the structure of educational provision in Oundle, Thrapston, Kings Cliffe and the surrounding areas of North East Northamptonshire, from a three-tier to a two-tier system. As part of my ‘Listening to Corby and East Northamptonshire Campaign’, I am keen to listen to the views of local people on this issue and ensure that all views are heard.

More details about the consultation itself can be found here:

http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/council/consultations/pages/schools-public-notices-and-consultations.aspx