Consultation Paper

Today you will all be receiving  a letter with the news that the council have issued a consultation document to expand our numbers at Peter Pan and Cherry Trees Nursery Schools and to close Southway Nursery School with effect from 31st August 2018.

The letter and consultation document outlines the reasons behind this.  It is a really sad and difficult day for the Federation and not one that we ever wanted to see happen.

A copy of the letter from Jane Walker, Chair of Governors can be found here.

A copy of the document can be accessed here.

Please take the time to read the consultation document, and hopefully attend one of the consultation events.  The council are interested to hear your views.

We will be hosting meetings as follows:

Tuesday 5th September 2017 – 9.30am at Cherry Trees Nursery School

Wednesday 6th September 2017 – 1.00pm at Southway Nursery School

Thursday 7th September 2017 – 6.00pm at Peter Pan Teaching School

More information can be found at

You can email the council at:

You can write to the council at Consulting Bedford, Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP.

The council are particularly interested to hear your responses to the following:

  1. Do you support or oppose the proposal that from September 2018 Peter Pan and Cherry Trees Nursery Schools increase their roll and that Southway Nursery School close?
  2. Any comments you may have on the proposal including any alternative ideas or suggestions.
  3. In what capacity/capacities you are responding (parent, member of governing body, local resident etc…)

The consultation period runs from 17th July 2017 to 12 noon 2nd October 2017 please let the council have your views. Comments received may be published.