Update: this school closed on 31st December 2017.  Any enquiries to minsterworthprimary@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

A Letter from the Governing Board

It is with great sadness that the Governing Board of Minsterworth C of E Primary School find ourselves in the position of writing our final letter to the local and wider community.

The consultation to close Minsterworth School has now ended and the school closed on 31st December 2017.

We will take with us many memories of the school and particularly of the children who have enjoyed a variety of learning opportunities and experiences within a Christian setting.

The Governing Board proposed the closure of the school in February 2017 following a lengthy and intense period in which we searched to find a solution, however, we sadly concluded that we were unable to provide a sustainable quality of education and learning for all our children.

It has been recognised by the Local Authority that no fault lies with the current Governors or the former Headteacher.  Additionally, it has been noted that both parties had clearly done their utmost to continue to improve outcomes for the pupils of Minsterworth School under what were very challenging circumstances.  The school has to close due to the low numbers on roll and future numbers linked to the current funding strategy for small schools.

The governors are satisfied that all pupils have now secured places at other local primary schools and have made a good transition from Minsterworth School.  Furthermore, we have been able to successfully redirect resources to support our former pupils in their new school and pupils in other local schools.

Thankyou to everyone who has had an association with the school over the years as a pupil, member of staff, parent/carer, governor, volunteer or member of the local community.

If you have any enquiries regarding Minsterworth School then please use the specially designated address minsterworthprimary@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Yours sincerely

Minsterworth Governing Board