Greasley Beauvale Primary School: Proposal for alteration of age range

Closed 2 Jan 2024

Opened 5 Dec 2023


The age range at Greasley Beauvale Primary School be lowered to 3 – 11 years from the existing 4 – 11 years. This would enable the school to offer a Foundation 1 Early Years provision. This will be effective from the start of the Summer Term  2024.

The Early Year’s provision which was running independently on site has ceased operating. The school and governing body have carried out a survey of families and the local community, the results showed that there was a need for a nursery. The proposal, approved by the governing body, is to reduce the age range within the school to 3 years from 4 years to enable the school to offer full day care for pre-school age starting from 3 years of age (including wrap around care for Pre School and Nursery children). Wrap around care to be provided by an external provider.

There will be no change to statutory school places within the school.

Pupil numbers:

The maximum number of children who will be able to access a place at the nursery will be 30.


The current admissions arrangements of Greasley Beauvale Primary School will not be affected by this proposal.

Displaced pupils:

There will be no pupils displaced by this proposal.

Impact on the community:

The school governing body approved this proposal on 7 November 2023.

Children and families of 3 year-olds will have access to early years childcare and education in their own locality. They will not need to travel to an alternative provider out of the area to access their free entitlement place.


No alteration to existing travel arrangements will be caused by this proposal as it is expected that existing families using the current on site early years unit will continue to use the early years provision at Greasley Beauvale Primary School.