Wootton and Stewartby schools consultation

Bedford Borough Council has launched a consultation on proposals to move to the two-tier primary/secondary model of education for schools in the Wootton and Stewartby areas (PDF).

The majority of Bedford Borough’s schools moved to a two-tier primary/secondary school system, from the previous three-tier lower/middle/upper school system, in 2015 to 2019. The two-tier system is the most common education system across England, where children attend a primary school from age four, and move to a secondary school at age 11.

The proposals include Broadmead and Wootton Lower Schools becoming primary schools, Wootton Upper School becoming a secondary school and Marston Vale Middle School closing.

Central Bedfordshire Council is also consulting on schools in the Cranfield area which is close to Wootton. Many children attending lower and middle schools in Cranfield currently progress to Wootton Upper School and some Bedford Borough children attend lower and middle schools in Central Bedfordshire.

By working together across local authorities and schools, the Council hope to support the creation of a consistent two-tier system across both local authority areas.

You can download this FAQ document for more information (PDF)

How to have your say

Please provide a response to this consultation via the online response form:

Complete the online response form

What happens next

The consultation is open until Monday 12 December so you can submit your views at any time up to and including that date.

We are very grateful for your time in completing the survey.