Schools merger to boost results. A junior school could shut and an infant school on the same site become an all-through primary under proposals being considered.
Braunstone Frith Junior School was placed in special measures in February. Leicester City Council is considering closing the school and increasing the age range of Braunstone Frith Infants, which occupies the same site, from four to seven to four to eleven.
The governors said: “We believe this might be the best move for children at both schools as they will have continuity in all-through education and stability in terms of staff and leadership.
“We’ve consulted staff and governors and the opinion was that it was the best way forward to start working together and share good practice.”
“We’ll be working with the local authority to find the best way forward.
“Staff at the junior would remain.”
The changes would mean one governing body and one head teacher. Leicester City Council plan to launch a six-week consultation at the start of the autumn term in September.
No plans at this current stage for any building work to take place and staffing arrangements and the running of the school will be decisions made by the governors.
A decision is expected to be made by the council’s cabinet by the end of December.