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Proposal to extend the age range from 3-11 years to 2-11 years

 From January 2022, Graveney Academy Trust is proposing to change the age range of Franciscan Primary School in Tooting, from 3-11 to 2-11 years.

Franciscan currently runs a successful Nursery for children aged 3 and 4. Research shows that many families within the local area are also eligible to take advantage of provision for younger children.

This proposal will therefore allow us to continue to support and build upon our relationships with local families, by providing continuity of care and learning for our children and their siblings. We hope that it will also allow for continued parental engagement in volunteering, fundraising and governance.

The proposal will allow for 16 new part time spaces (mornings or afternoons) for 2 year olds. Spaces offered will be a mixture of both Government and Privately Funded. The new provision will be located in the Early Year’s Building, alongside the existing Nursery Classes.

The school will appoint appropriately qualified staff according to government regulations, to provide for the 2- year olds.

During this statutory consultation we want to consult with as many stakeholders as possible. This includes the Local Authority, parents of children who attend the School and the Children’s Centre and local Schools and Nurseries.

We are consulting on this proposal for a period of 6 weeks.


The Consultation will open at 12 noon on Wednesday 8th September and will close at 6pm on Wednesday 20th October 2021.

To respond to this consultation, please email the Deputy Clerk to the Governors at:


or send a written response to:

Deputy Clerk to the Governors

Graveney Academy Trust

Welham Road


SW17 9BE


Following the end of the consultation period, the Trustees will consider the response to the Consultation and will then determine whether to proceed with an application to the Regional Schools Commissioner.



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