name for merged Highbridge schools is announced
Primary School will be the name of a new school opening its doors
in Highbridge this autumn following a controversial merger.
name for the amalgamated St
John's and Beechfield Schools was chosen over the past
week at a special governors meeting.
headteacher Sheelagh Aslett, pictured, who is retiring at the
end of this term after more than 20 years, has written to parents
this week confirming the changes.
the letter, she writes: "Following a temporary governing
body meeting, I thought you would like to know the name for our
new school has been decided with guidance from the Diocese. The
school is to be known as 'Churchfield VC Primary' from 1st September."
added: "We now need your help in choosing the colour for
our uniform. Perhaps you could discuss with your child what might
be really practical and suit children from 4-11 years of age.
would also like children to design a logo for the new school."
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com last
year, the merger of Beechfield Infants School and St John's
Church of England Junior School in Burnham Road was given the
go-ahead by Somerset County Council. The
newly amalgamated school will open after this year's summer holidays
in September 2010.
in the proposal is a plan to replace the current infants and junior
school buildings with a brand new 14-class school, which is to
be built on the current site at a cost of £6.3 million.
The new school building is planned to open in September 2012.
proposals generally received positive feedback, although a 33-name
petition was presented to the council in opposition last