Statutory Proposal to Close Culham Parochial Church of England Primary School


On 19 November 2019, the Cabinet APPROVED the proposed closure of Culham Parochial Church of England Primary School. The school will close on 31 March 2020.

Decision sheet details on public website

Reasons for the decision to close the school are explained in the Cabinet report, which can be accessed at the following link (please see item 7):


Oxfordshire County Council, working with the Thames Bridge Church of England Federation, proposes to merge Culham Parochial Church of England Primary School and Clifton Hampden Church of England Primary School, leading to the formal closure of Culham Parochial Church of England Primary School.

The details of this proposal are included in the Statutory Proposal.

To inform this proposal, the county council conducted a public consultation in June/July 2019. There were 23 responses to this consultation. The county council and school considered the responses to that consultation, and the issues raised are set out in this consultation report.

A public meeting was held to discuss this proposal on Monday 23 September at 6.30pm at Culham Parochial CE Primary School. The notes of this meeting can be found here.

To respond to this consultation, please complete the online feedback form here.

Alternatively, you may respond by:

  • Emailing your response to, quoting 'Culham Closure' in the header
  • Handing in a written response at the reception office of Clifton Hampden Church of England Primary School
  • Posting a written response to Joanne Booker, Access to Learning, Oxfordshire County Council, 4th Floor County Hall, Oxford OX1 1ND, marking your envelope CULHAM CLOSURE

If you wish your view to be taken into account when the county council makes a decision on this proposal, it is important that you submit a response through this statutory representation process, even if you have already responded to the informal consultation held in June/July 2019.

This consultation will close at midnight on Monday 14 October 2019.


  • Opened
    16 Sep 2019 at 00:00
  • Closed
    14 Oct 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    26 Nov 2019


Contact Name Joanne Booker
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 07393 001258

Consultation Topic
  • Education & learning
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Councillors
  • Schools
Geographical Area
  • Abingdon