Our ref: SOT10131
15th February 2019

Letter to: Parents, Carers, Staff and other stakeholders.

Proposal to make changes to Skilts School.

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and other stakeholders,

I am writing to update you on the draft proposals regarding Skilts School;
• Removal of the boarding provision
• Increase of the number of day places the school can offer from 81 to 90.

Again, we thank those of you who made your views known at the informal consultation back in
June 2018, this was greatly appreciated.

The Local Authority and the Interim Executive Board have considered the responses received
and have taken the decision to move to the formal consultation stage for the removal of the
boarding provision at Skilts School from 31st July 2019 and an increase in the number of day
places the school can offer from 81 to 90.

The Local authority will be publishing a public notice in the Birmingham Post on 28th February
2019 and we will be issuing a full proposal document for the removal of the boarding provision,
we will arrange for each parent/carer and member of staff to receive a copy of this document
week commencing 22nd February 2019.

Both the public notice and the full proposal document will be available from 28th February via
the following link


This formal consultation will run for four weeks from 28th February 2019 to 27th March 2019
(midnight). Anyone wishing to make comments during this period may do so via the webpage
above or by writing to the School Organisation Team using the address at the foot of this letter.
All comments received will be forwarded to the decision makers who will make a decsion on the
proposal by 27th May 2019.

We will write to you again when a decision has been made.

Please contact the School Organisation Team if you need the proposal in a different format.

If you have any immediate comments or concerns please contact the school or email
Birmingham City Council School Organisation Team via: edsi.enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk
and include Skilts-10131 in the subject.

Yours sincerely,


Jaswinder Didially
Head of Service – Education Infrastructure


Education Infrastructure                                                                  Tel: 0121 303 8847
PO Box 15843
1 Lancaster Circus
Birmingham                                                                                         Email: EdSI.Enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk 
B2 2RT                                                                                                  www.birmingham.gov.uk/schools/esr



Following the Local Authority’s letter of 25th June 2018: proposal to remove boarding provision from Skilts School:

The Local Authority (Birmingham City Council) received comments from stakeholders and interested parties.  The Local Authority and Skilts School  are considering those comments and other factors (including respite care) before making a final proposal.

The Local Authority will write to parents and other stakeholders again when the formal consultation is ready and will confirm the proposed implementation date.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Warm regards,

David Board I Programme Coordinator – School Organisation I Education Infrastructure I Children and Young People Directorate

Note: My normal working pattern is Monday – Thursday inclusive


Click edsi.enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk

Visit: 1 Lancaster Circus Birmingham B4 7DJ
Postal address: PO Box 15843 
Birmingham B2 2RT
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