Update - January 2019

Following the end of the public notice period the Governing Body at Willesborough Infant School have resolved to change the status of Willesborough Infant School from a Community School to a Foundation School. The decision having taken effect from January 15 2019.



Update - 12th November 2018

Following an informal consultation period and a public meeting on 8 October 2018, the Governing Body of Willesborough Infants school have resolved to issue a Public Notice in respect of the proposal to change the status of Willesborough Infant School from a Community School to a Foundation School.

The Public Notice, published in the Kentish Express, is available to download below. The complete proposal is also attached.

Within four weeks from the date of publication, any person may send in a response supporting, objecting or commenting on the proposal to Clerk to Governors, Willesborough Infant School, Church Road, Ashford, TN24 0JZ.

The final date for sending in written representations is 11am, 13 December 2018. 



Original Text


The Governing Body of Willesborough Infant School is consulting on the proposal to change the status of the school from a community school to a foundation school.

Background to the proposal

Willesborough Infant and Junior School governing bodies are consulting on a proposal to federate. Presently the Infant School is a community school while the Junior School is a foundation school.

If the schools retain their current separate statuses, a federated governing body would need to maintain separate policies and in some instances, different ways of working; it is therefore considered advantageous that, if the schools are to federate, ideally both schools should have the same status.

National legislation dictates that a foundation school is not able to become a community school, but a community school can become a foundation school and as such, the proposal is that the Infant school should change from community status to foundation status.

Have your say

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please return a response form by 4:00pm on Friday 02 November 2018 by hand or post to the school office or by emailing your views to the school.

A public consultation meeting will be held at Willesborough Infant school on Monday 08 October starting at 6:00pm



This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    17 Sep 2018 at 10:00
  • Closed
    2 Nov 2018 at 16:00
  • Response Published
    25 Jan 2019


Consulting Organisation Type
  • School, college or university
Consulting Organisation Name Willesborough Infant School Governing Body
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Ashford
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Children and families
  • Schools, education and learning
Consultation Methods
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Public meeting
Contact Details

Clerk to Governors
Willesborough Infant School
Church Road,
TN24 0JZ