Phase 1 consultation on whether to merge Chalkwell Hall Infant School and Chalkwell Hall Junior School for September 2021

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As the parents of the school will be aware Chalkwell Hall Junior School has a current Headteacher vacancy and interim arrangements are in place. As is usual, when there is an Infant and Junior school on the same site, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking your views on a way forward.

There is the option to remain as two separate schools or to create one Primary School for pupils aged 5-11, by bringing together Chalkwell Hall Infant School and Chalkwell Hall Junior School.

This is the first phase of the process where we are asking you for your initial views. You will see from the attached timeline that there are several steps that we would need to go through before a decision can be made and we will be consulting on each stage of the process.

Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. The following information is provided by the Government to:

  • governing bodies
  • local authorities
  • decision makers

They describe opening, closing, or making school organisation changes to local-authority-maintained schools. They set out how we can make those changes, and the areas where we must follow a statutory process.

This guidance is based on:

The first phase of the consultation closes 13th November 2020.

To find out more about the schools and why we are considering this, please see the ‘More information about this consultation’ button below next to the survey tab.

To take the survey please click the 'Take Survey' button below.

If you would like to take the survey in a different way e.g. a paper copy or you have a question about the consultation please email: servicesforschools@southend.gov.uk

The survey will close at 5pm on 13th November 2020.

We will share the views of those who have taken part in the consultation and will respond to questions in our ‘consultation summary’ which will be posted on this page after the consultation closes.

To read about how the Council handles data please visit the Council website.


As the parents of the school will be aware Chalkwell Hall Junior School has a current Headteacher vacancy and interim arrangements are in place. As is usual, when there is an Infant and Junior school on the same site, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking your views on a way forward.

There is the option to remain as two separate schools or to create one Primary School for pupils aged 5-11, by bringing together Chalkwell Hall Infant School and Chalkwell Hall Junior School.

This is the first phase of the process where we are asking you for your initial views. You will see from the attached timeline that there are several steps that we would need to go through before a decision can be made and we will be consulting on each stage of the process.

Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. The following information is provided by the Government to:

  • governing bodies
  • local authorities
  • decision makers

They describe opening, closing, or making school organisation changes to local-authority-maintained schools. They set out how we can make those changes, and the areas where we must follow a statutory process.

This guidance is based on:

The first phase of the consultation closes 13th November 2020.

To find out more about the schools and why we are considering this, please see the ‘More information about this consultation’ button below next to the survey tab.

To take the survey please click the 'Take Survey' button below.

If you would like to take the survey in a different way e.g. a paper copy or you have a question about the consultation please email: servicesforschools@southend.gov.uk

The survey will close at 5pm on 13th November 2020.

We will share the views of those who have taken part in the consultation and will respond to questions in our ‘consultation summary’ which will be posted on this page after the consultation closes.

To read about how the Council handles data please visit the Council website.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Image of Chalkwell Infant SchoolChalkwell Hall Infant SchoolImage of Chalkwell Junior SchoolChalkwell Hall Junior School


    Chalkwell Hall Infant School

    Address: London Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 3NL

    Chalkwell Hall Junior School

    Address: London Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 3NL


    Number of pupils at the Schools


    No. on Roll 2017

    (Jan census)

    No on Roll 2018

    (Jan census)

    No on Roll 2019 (Jan census)

    No on Roll 2020

    (Jan census)

    Projected No on Roll 2021

    Chalkwell Infants

     323

     360

     358

     360

    360

    Chalkwell Juniors

     432

     476

     480

     480

    480

    TOTAL BOTH SCHOOLS

     755

     836

     838

     840

    840


    If you would like to take the survey in a different way e.g. a paper copy or you have a question about the consultation please email: servicesforschools@southend.gov.uk(External link)

    The survey will close at 5pm on 13th November 2020.

    We will share the views of those who have taken part in the consultation and will respond to questions in our ‘consultation summary’ which will be posted on this page after the consultation closes.

    To read about how the Council handles data please visit the Council website(External link).

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