Proposal to close Arkengarthdale primary school

A consultation on a proposal to close Arkengarthdale Church of England voluntary controlled primary school from 31 August 2019.

At a meeting on 15 November 2018 the governing body of Arkengarthdale Church of England voluntary controlled primary school unanimously voted to seek to consult on the school’s closure, because pupil numbers have fallen to an unsustainable level.

We are asking for your views on the proposal to close the school at the end of the current academic year (from 31 August 2019).

Statutory notice

The executive have approved the publication of a statutory notice on 2 May 2019 regarding these proposals. This will give a further four weeks for representation to be made. The executive will make a final decision on the proposals on 25 June 2019.

You can comment on the statutory notice by writing to: 

Strategic Planning - Children and Young People's Service
North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall

Notice documents

Consultation documents

You can request this information in another language or format here.

Deadline for comments

The consultation opens on 25 January 2019. You should give us your views on these proposals by 5pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

Consultation meeting

There will be a public meeting about the proposals on Monday 18 February 2019 at 6.30pm at Arkengarthdale CE VC Primary School, Richmond DL11 6EN.