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Rose Hill school expansion statutory proposals
« on: December 17, 2008, 06:32:22 PM »
Stockport Council's Executive has approved a report to publish statutory proposals to expand Rose Hill Primary School in Marple in a bid to enhance primary school education in the area.
 
 
 
The school will receive over £7million of investment and will provide a high quality educational facility for children and staff fit for the 21st century.

As part of the primary school restructure in the area Peacefield and The Dale Primary Schools will close in August 2009. Surplus places at both these schools were predicted to continue to rise by 2012. The closure of the two schools has been agreed by the Executive in order to meet Government requirements, around schools with more than 25% surplus places and the poor condition of the buildings.

The expanded school building at Rose Hill will open on two sites in September 2009, and the new school building will open in September 2011, which will replace the existing three schools, each of which are over 40 years old and in poor condition. The new building would reflect current thinking on green sustainable approaches, and offer the flexible learning spaces of contemporary designs.

The Council also recently learned that it had been successful in its bid for funding from the Government’s Primary Capital Programme subject to some modifications. This money will be used to create the new 2.5 form entry school on the Rose Hill Primary School site on Elmfield Drive.

Councillor Mark Weldon, Executive Member for Children & Young People, said: “We believe that by agreeing to these recommendations it will allow the Council to provide a long term sustainable solution for primary education in the area with enhanced facilities for children in Marple.

“The decision has been made following a thorough and detailed consultation involving the schools and the local community. However, the fall in pupil numbers meant that this decision had to be taken and we believe it is the right decision for the future of primary school education in the area.

“These schools and their staff have served the pupils of Marple very well over the years and we recognise the high levels of professionalism being shown at these schools. We will continue to work very closely with all three schools keeping them fully informed as we develop the details of the transition plan.”

Following the publication of the statutory proposals there will be a six week consultation period allowing people to make formal comments about the proposals. The Council’s Executive will then consider the outcomes and take a decision on whether to implement these proposals in early 2009.
 
 
 
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Re: Rose Hill school expansion statutory proposals
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 09:47:44 AM »
Stockport Council's Executive has approved a report to expand Rose Hill Primary School in Marple in a bid to enhance primary school education in the area.
 
 
 
The Council is looking to invest around £7million in Rose Hill Primary School to build a new high quality educational facility for children and staff fit for the 21st century subject to planning and financial considerations. The expanded school will also include provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs in September 2009.

As part of the primary school restructure in the area Peacefield and The Dale Primary Schools will close in August 2009. Surplus places at both these schools were predicted to continue to rise by 2012. The closure of the two schools has been agreed by the Executive in order to meet Government requirements, around schools with more than 25% surplus places and the poor condition of the buildings.

The expanded school building at Rose Hill will open on two sites in September 2009, and the new school building will open in September 2011, which will replace the existing three schools, each of which are over 40 years old and in poor condition. The new building would reflect current thinking on green sustainable approaches, and offer the flexible learning spaces of contemporary designs.

The Council also recently learned that it had been successful in its bid for funding from the Government’s Primary Capital Programme subject to some modifications. This money will be used to create the new 2.5 form entry school on the Rose Hill Primary School site on Elmfield Drive.

Councillor Mark Weldon, Executive Member for Children & Young People, said: “We strongly believe that by agreeing to these recommendations it will allow the Council to provide a lasting solution for primary education in the area with enhanced facilities for children in Marple.

“The decision has been made following a thorough and detailed consultation involving the schools and the local community. However, the fall in pupil numbers meant that this decision had to be taken and we believe it is the right decision for the future of primary school education in the area.

“Both Peacefield and The Dale Primary Schools and their staff have served the pupils of Marple very well and we recognise the high levels of professionalism being shown at these schools. We will continue to work very closely with all three schools keeping them fully informed as we develop the details of the transition plan.”
 
 
 
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Re: Rose Hill school expansion statutory proposals
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 08:26:58 PM »
Are the two Rose Hill Primary School sites still relocating to just one site?  ???

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Re: Rose Hill school expansion statutory proposals
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 11:48:42 AM »
Yes I think so. I have worryingly heard rumours that the council want to shut All Saints now too!! Have only heard through playground gossip so not sure if it is true. Wouldn't put it past the council. The new school is already stupidly big.

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Re: Rose Hill school expansion statutory proposals
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 12:24:40 PM »
Can't see that rumour being true? 

All Saints' is very well attended and I'm sure would welcome an extension of some kind if it weren't in a conservation area/green belt. 

Rose Hill Primary School couldn't accommodate all the All Saints' children anyway, and we need to have some surplus places for the children moving into new housing on the Park & Patterson site, who knows what will happen eventually on the former Dale School site and Peacefield School site, once the 10 year rule has lapsed we could have more housing on those plots too. 

AND let's not forget that the councillors seem to think that the College site is only to be used for residential housing so we may actually end up having to build another primary school!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Rose Hill school expansion statutory proposals
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011, 12:44:47 PM »
Peacefield School site, once the 10 year rule has lapsed ....... 

Good to see people talking about things other than Tescos! I've heard this 10 year rule mentioned several times before. What is the background to it? Is it documented and explained anywhere?
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 01:53:30 PM »
As I understand it....... you are able to build on the 'footprint' of the school building, but not on the open green spaces (ie playing fields), so for builders this is restrictive as they cannot utilise the whole plot intially although I've been told by a SMBC representative that after 10 years the whole plot can be used.  I did hear a rumour that this maybe changing and that if it didn't there might be a way around it? 


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Re: Rose Hill school expansion statutory proposals
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 04:29:14 PM »
Yes I hope it is just a rumour about All Saints. I believe it is full since the other 2 schools closed. The rumour came from somebody who was appealing for a place at the school and had supposedly spoken to the council. But things get mixed up when being round the playground a few times. It would be awful to lose a 3rd local school. Plus, as been said, with all these new builds/potential new builds we will need more school places- not less.