The Richmond Council will send this leaflet to all parents of school age parents tomorrow [PDF] outlining the current state of the issues around school places and the two options they are currently considering.

Option 1 Highlights

  • Orleans Infants remains an infant school but with four-form entry. Requires building of three classrooms with space reserved for two more.
  • St Stephans remains as is
  • St Marys Infants remains as a two form infant School
  • St Marys Junior moved the St Johns Hospital site and increased to three form entry
  • St Marys Junior site becomes a one-form entry primary school (Infant & Junior)

Two additional forms from the current one form expansion

SchoolInfantJunior
Orleans Infants40
St Stephans03
St Marys Infant20
St Marys Junior at St Johns03
St Marys site11
Total77

Option 2 Highlights

  • Same as Option 1, but St Mary Junior School doesn’t move, the St Johns Hospital site becomes a new one-form infant and two-form junior school.
SchoolInfantJunior
Orleans Infants40
St Stephans03
St Marys Infant20
St Marys Junior02
St Johns Hospital site12
Total77

“These proposals would, in due course, be subject to the publication of statutory proposals and full consultation, to which parents and other local residents would be invited to respond, before any final decisions would be taken”

Nick Whitfield, Directory of Children’s Services and Culture