Please find below the consultation document produced by the LA

Consultation meetings have been arranged school. This will give you an
opportunity to have the proposals explained and to hear why they are being made.
The meetings are your opportunity, whether you are a parent, a member of staff, or a
governor to express your views and any concerns, or to offer alternative ideas.
Officers will be present at the meetings to answer questions and an officer will take a
note of the views expressed.

The meeting for Bank View parents is on Tuesday April 5th at 1pm.

Dear Parent / Carer

We have been asked by the Local Authority to send out the attached letter announcing their intention to request permission from the Council to consult on proposals for a review of special school provision within the city.

Details of the proposals can be found via the link included in the letter including proposed dates for the consultation process. 

If you have any queries, please do contact school.

Many thanks, 


Following on from our contact yesterday below is the ​executive summary that can be found on the cabinet papers for the council meeting on 18.2.22. The summary outlines proposals the Local Authority are seeking permission to consult on. 

1.0 Executive Summary

1.1. This report seeks approval for Liverpool Council to enter into non statutory consultation with three special schools and the Pupil Referral Unit and their respective governing bodies over proposed school moves to address the shortage of places for children and young people with special educational needs, as part of a SEND sufficiency strategy. Permission is sought to explore feasibility and consult with governing bodies regarding the following proposed moves:

· Bank View School to relocate to Parklands Speke;

· Princes School to relocate to Redbridge School;

· Redbridge School to move to Bank View School; and

· New Heights Key Stage 4 Site to relocate from Parklands to the vacant school premises on Naylorsfield Drive.

1.2. This report also seeks permission to consult with Ernest Cookson School, Hope School, Clifford Holroyde School and Woolton High School and the respective governing bodies regarding future organisation and arrangements for these schools to deliver education for children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs.

1.3. The consultation will consider the views of consultees to inform the proposed actions to submit to Cabinet, to inform the decision as to whether to undertake statutory consultation.The proposals in full can be found via the link below, this includes proposed dates for the consultation process. 
Cabinet key decisions report template (

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