Future of Ockley School in question?At
very short notice, parents of all current pupils at the Ockley base of
Scott Broadwood School have been invited to an urgent meeting to discuss
the school's future.
Please be aware that last week reception parents were told with 3
days notice that all reception children were being moved to the Capel branch.
Dated 16th January in reference to a meeting tomorrow, 18th january, it reads as follows: Meeting for the Scott-Broadwood School
CommunityThe Governors and I would like to
invite all parents and carers to a meeting to discuss future options for our
school.The meeting will be held on Wed
18th Jan at 6.30pm and the venue will be the Ranmore Building (Main building) at
the Ashcombe Secondary school. There is
plenty of parking in front of the Ranmore building and the meeting will be held
in the main school hall.I am aware there is a rumour that the Governors are
considering the option of closing Scott-Broadwood, Please rest assured that
this is not the case.We are committed to ensuring that we continue to deliver
high quality education for our pupils, current and those to come. However, in the current economic climate, in which central
government is making less money available for education, we need – as do all
schools – to consider how best to maintain financial viability whilst
delivering the best quality of education to our pupils. We recognise that the choices in
front of us have great importance to the communities around Ockley and Capel,
and therefore invite you to join us in informal consultation on the way
forward. Both the Diocese of Guildford
and the Local Authority will be present at the meeting. I apologise for the short notice
of such a meeting, but we need to act quickly in order to give as much time for
consultation as possible.
Standard text page regarding the school:
"The small school with great expectations"
Scott-Broadwood School is a Church of England school for children aged 4-7 years. There are currently about 80 children on roll.
The School comprises the village schools of Ockley and Capel which were federated in 1994 under the administration of one headteacher and Governing Body. This arrangement provided greater financial security and made it easier for a small school to meet the demands of the National Curriculum. The School therefore operates on two sites (known as ‘Bases’) but each retains its unique village school character and links with its own community.
The name 'Scott-Broadwood' is derived from Jane Scott who founded Ockley School in 1841 and the Broadwood family who created Capel School in 1826.
What does a Scott-Broadwood education offer? · Caring family atmosphere · Individual attention · Small class sizes · Experienced staff · Excellent educational facilities · High standards of behaviour · Pleasant grounds and rural surroundings · Close parental involvement · Integral part of village life · The special ethos of a church school
As a result, children receive not only a high quality education tailored to individual needs, but also develop the confidence and sense of self-worth which comes from being a valued member of a small community
Catchment area The school primarily serves the communities of Ockley, Capel, Forest Green, Walliswood, Okewood Hill and Coldharbour.
Children from other areas are welcome but, if places are limited, priority is given to children who live locally or who have religious affiliation with one of the churches in these parishes.
Full details of the Admissions Policy can be obtained from the School.
Before Scott-Broadwood? Scott-Broadwood has close links with the following Nurseries and Pre-Schools (for children aged 2 - 4 yrs): · Elderslie Little Oaks Preschool
Elderslie Little Oaks Preschool, Ockley
Capel Pre-school, Capel
Okewood Nursery, Walliswood
After Scott-Broadwood? Most children move on to The Weald C of E Primary School at Beare Green. Some transfer to schools in Dorking, Warnham or those in the private sector
How to find out more · Ask for a prospectus · Arrange an informal visit. · Come to an Open Day or other School event (see local press or Parish magazines, or contact the School for details).