Amalgamation of Kimberley and Fairoak nurseries

Formal consultation to amalgamate Kimberley and Fairoak nursery schools

29 June 2020 to 11 September 2020

Newport City Council is consulting on the proposal to:

Amalgamate Kimberley Nursery School and Fairoak Nursery School into a single school on the current Fairoak Nursery School site from September 2021

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

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

Download the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)


The consultation will run from 29 June 2020 to 11 September 2020

The consultation process represents an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that will be recorded and summarised in a consultation report.

The report will be published here and will be considered when the council makes its decison.

Download the full formal consultation document (pdf)

Download the everyday summary version of the consultation document (pdf) 

Complete the online questionnaire to submit any comments or questions.

Alternatively, complete the form included in the booklet above and respond by email to or post to the Education Information and Development Officer, Room 425w, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport NP20 4UR. 

All comments and responses received during the initial consultation period will be carried forward and taken into account as part of the new consultation.

Any negative responses made during this consultation period will not be counted as objections to the proposal, and instead will be counted as adverse comments.

Objections to a proposal can only be registered after the publication of a statutory notice which is the second stage in the proposal.

The consultation will end at midnight, Friday 11 September 2020.

What happens next? 

Following the end of the consultation period, a consultation report will be prepared which summarises the consultation and engagement process, the comments received and the council's response to these comments.

The council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will then consider the views expressed and then decide whether to proceed with the proposal.

If the decision is taken to proceed, a statutory proposal will be published.

The statutory proposal period will last for 28 days following the date of publication and enables people to express their views in the form of supporting or objecting to the proposals.

If no objections are received following the publication of the statutory proposal, the Cabinet Member will make the final decision as to whether to proceed.

If any objections are received and not subsequently withdrawn during this notice period, the council’s Cabinet will determine the final decision.