Issue details

Proposed closure of Shalbourne C of E Primary School

Cabinet decision required on the proposed closure of Shalbourne C of E Primary School following consultation

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Total service withdrawal/ closure of amenity;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/12/2023

Decision due: 6 Feb 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Laura Mayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education, and Skills

Lead director: Kathryn Davis (Director - Education & Skills)

Department: Education & Skills

Contact: Clara Davies, School Place Commissioning Leadr Email: Tel: 012257 13872.

Consultation process

Wiltshire Council widely consulted on the proposal to close Shalbourne C of E School between 20 September 2023 and 20 October 2023. This included the circulation of a consultation document to a number of stakeholders including parents, school staff, governors, neighbouring schools, local pre-schools, the local Councillor and Shalbourne Parish Council. Three consecutive consultation events were also held with parents, staff and all other stakeholders who wished to attend on the 5 October 2023. Following this a statutory notice to formally propose the closure was published on the 16th November, with comments invited until 14th December. This was again circulated to all stakeholders.


• Parents of current pupils
• Parents of children not yet of school age in the designated area of the school
• Staff
• Unions
• Governors
• Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education
• West Berkshire and Hampshire Local Authorities
• The Local Wiltshire Councillor
• The Local M.P.
• Wiltshire School Transport Manager
• Heads and Chairs of Governors of nearby primary and secondary schools
• Excalibur Academies Trust
• Nearby pre-schools and nurseries
• Shalbourne Parish Council

Agenda items


  • Proposed closure of Shalbourne C of E Primary School