Millbrook Primary School Grove. Proposal to extend age range from 3-11 to 2-11

The Vale Academy Trust is proposing to change the age range of Millbrook School, Grove, Wantage from 3-11 to 2-11, to offer additional places in the nursery from 1st January 2020.

Millbrook currently runs a nursery which provides for children aged 3 and 4. Due to building developments in Grove and the surrounding area there is an increasing demand for places for children of this age and also for 2-year olds.

The Vale Academy Trust, by agreement with Oxfordshire County Council, proposes to use the vacant space within the Millbrook School building, previously used by the Adult Education Service, to expand the nursery.

The proposal will increase the number of spaces for 3- and 4- year olds from 78 to 126 and create 16 new spaces for 2- year olds (all are part-time-equivalent).

The school will appoint appropriately qualified staff according to government regulations to provide for the 2- year olds and also increase the number of staff for 3- and 4- year olds.

To respond to this consultation please complete the online form

Alternatively you may respond by

  • e-mailing the Executive Headteacher, Mr Steve Rose, on
  • sending a written response to him at Millbrook Primary School, School Lane, Grove, Wantage, OX12 7LB

The consultation will close at midnight on Wednesday 9th September 2020

Following the consultation, the Vale Academy Trust will submit an application to the Regional Schools Commissioner, who will be the decision maker on this proposal.


  • Opened
    16 Jul 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    9 Sep 2020 at 23:59


Contact Name Janine Foulkes-Williams
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 07733001503
Contact Postal Address Janine Foulkes-Williams
Education Sufficiency & Access
County Hall 4th Floor
New Road

Geographical Area
  • Grove and Wantage