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Expansion and Change of Age Range at Melrose Special School

Notice ID: SUT1755197

Notice effective from
25th June 2020 to 25th July 2020

Expansion and Change of Age Range at Melrose Special School
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 19 (1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and the School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 that the London Borough of Merton is proposing to change the lower age limit and increase the number of pupils at Melrose School, Church Road, Mitcham, CR4 3BE, a maintained special school for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), with effect from 1 September 2020.
The proposed change in age range would lower the age range at the school from 11-16 years old to 4-16 years old through the introduction of 24 full time equivalent places in the primary phase for children aged 4 to 11. It is also proposed to increase the number of places in the secondary phase of the school to 54.
Melrose School presently has a capacity of 45 places aged 11-16 and the proposal is to increase the capacity to 78, 24 of which will be in the primary phase and 54 in the secondary school phase. The number on roll according to January 2020 school census is 32.
The London Borough of Merton will implement the proposals.
This notice is an extract of the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be viewed at

Alternatively you can request a printed copy of the complete proposal from the address below or telephone 020 8545 3289.
Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to, or make comment upon the proposals, by sending their representations to: Director of Children, Schools and Families (FAO: Tom Procter, Head of Contracts and School Organisation), London Borough of Merton, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX or by emailing:

Rachael Wardell
Director of Children, Schools and Families
London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
Date: 25 June 2020
Explanatory Notes
Melrose is a special school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.
The London Borough of Merton aims to decide whether to approve the proposals in July or August 2020. If the Council fails to determine the proposals within two months of the end of the representation period it will pass all relevant material to the Schools Adjudicator who will determine the proposals.


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London Borough of Merton

Merton Civic Centre , London Road , Morden , SM4 5DX 020 8274 4901


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