Milton consultation

The consultation on the proposal to amalgamate Milton infant school and Milton junior school has now closed

Newport City Council consulted on the following proposal:

This consultation has now closed

To amalgamate Milton Infant School and Milton Junior School into an all-through 3-11 primary school with effect from April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Download the Report to the CM for Education and Young People (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf) 

Download the Fairness and Equalities Impact Assessment (pdf) 


Monday 5 September - Sunday 16 October 2016

The consultation was an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that were recorded for consideration when the council takes a decision. 

Two drop-in sessions were held for those most directly affected by the proposal with council officers on hand to explain the proposals in more detail and answer any questions:


Date and time 

Milton Junior School, Hendre Farm Drive NP19 9HB

Monday 26 September 2016, 3pm-5pm  

Milton Infant School, Hendre Farm Drive NP19 9HB

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 9am - 11am


Download the consultation document (pdf)

Download the consultation everyday summary version (pdf)

A consultation pro-forma was also available at the drop-in sessions. 

Responses made during this consultation will not be counted as objections to the proposal but will instead be counted as adverse comments.  

The proposal

The proposal concerns the provision of English-medium community-maintained education at Milton infant school and Milton junior school.

The proposal is to extend the age range of Milton infant school and to close Milton junior school, establishing a new single all-through primary school to accommodate children aged between 3 and 11 years.  

The published admission number of the amalgamated primary school will be 90, increasing the overall school capacity to a three-form entry arrangement.

This will increase the number of primary school places available in that area of the city.

No capital works are planned for the site as a result of this proposal.

Growing national evidence shows that all-through primary schools create more consistency between year groups and key stages in teaching, learning, planning and assessment.

There is improved use of teachers’ skills, specialist teaching and improved pastoral arrangements, as well as benefits for finance, management and leadership. 

Consultation report

When the formal consultation period ended, a consultation report was prepared which summarised the issues and points raised and included a list of frequently asked questions about the proposal. 

Download the Milton school consultation report (pdf) 

Statutory notice stage

The council's Cabinet Member for Education and Young People (CM) considered the views expressed during the formal consultation process, and decided to take forward the proposal by publishing a statutory notice.  

Download the Report to CM for Education and Young People (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

Download the updated Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)

Statutory Notice (pdf) was published 4 January 2017 for a period of 28 days following this publication date.

Final decision  

The full statutory consultation process has ended on the council’s proposal to amalgamate Milton infant school and Milton junior school.

This process passed through the statutory notice stage without objection and a final decision on the proposal has been taken by the Cabinet Member for Education and Young People to implement the proposal. 

Download the Report to the Cabinet Member for Education and Young People (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)  

Download the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)

Download the final decision notification letter (pdf)