Pupils will benefit from merger
WHEATFIELDS Infant and Junior Schools are merging to form Wheatfields Primary School later this year. The new school will formally open in September 2006 with around 500 pupils aged 4 to 11, although this number is expected to drop over time to around 4
WHEATFIELDS Infant and Junior Schools are merging to form Wheatfields Primary School later this year.
The new school will formally open in September 2006 with around 500 pupils aged 4 to 11, although this number is expected to drop over time to around 420.
The headteacher will be Dr Chris Marshall, who is currently running the infant and junior schools.
The amalgamation continues the county council's policy of merging separate infant and junior schools which currently share a site to form all-through primary schools.
You may also want to watch:
Councillor Roy Pegram, cabinet member for planning and development and one of the local members for St. Ives, said: "The scheme has educational as well as managerial benefits, but our first priority is the education of the pupils at the two schools.
"The benefits of this amalgamation include a smooth, seemless progression for all pupils and improved continuity for pupils with special educational needs. It is seen as a natural transition from the current close working arrangement between the two schools."
- 1 Drug dealer who 'exploited vulnerable people' linked to 101 wraps of cocaine
- 2 Lack of public transport blamed for collapse of £10.5m training centre
- 3 Man in his 80s dies in fatal Buckden Road crash at Brampton
- 4 Off-duty detective snares £200k drug dealer
- 5 Fundraisers hit £400,000 milestone after month of charity challenges
- 6 Computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair who had links to St Ives dies aged 81
- 7 Food business sponsors new kit for under-10s
- 8 Spuds in a bucket competition at the gardening club
- 9 Concerns over planned travel hub at railway station
- 10 Freed from custody, animal rights campaigner back at Camp Beagle
Dr Marshall added: "I am delighted that final approval has been given to the plans. The infant and junior schools worked very closely together for many years, so it makes sould educational and economic sense to merge the two formally.