Consultation for the closure of Penn Hall Residence and the opening of Sedgwick College

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Sedgwick College | 0 comments

As you will be aware, the Residential Facility at Penn Hall School has been closed since March 2020. For some time before this, the future of the facility was very uncertain with the school budget no longer able to sustain the running costs of the residential provision. Despite the best efforts of the school, alternative funding streams could not be identified.  

We have shared with you previously, during our pre-consultation period, the plans developed in partnership with Amethyst Academies Trust and Tettenhall Wood School to repurpose the Residential building so that we are able to develop a specialist vocational educational provision for 14-19 learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities through the creation of Sedgwick College.

We would now like consult with you formally and seek your views on our proposal to officially close the Residential Facility at Penn Hall School and repurpose the building to become Sedgwick College. The consultation period runs from Wednesday 16th November 2022 until the end of the day on Wednesday 14th December 2022.

To view the proposals in full please scan the QR codes below. Throughout the pre-consultation period, we very much enjoyed sharing our proposals with you, discussing them at the various pre-consultation events and have taken these views into account within our current proposals and for the development plans moving forward.   

We very much value your views and would like to invite you to share these either online by following the QR code at the bottom of this letter, by email or by post. All comments and views will be considered and may be provided in support of applications moving forward, however these will be anonymous and no names or personal information will be shared or published.

We also invite you to visit Raphael’s Tea Rooms at Sedgwick on a Friday to enjoy breakfast/brunch or lunch, find out more information about our proposals and to offer your views. Please visit our website at www.sedgwick.aatrust.co.uk to book.

If you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact Austine Gavin, Senior Assistant Executive Director of Commercial Development and Marketing by email at agavin@aatrust.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can email your comments to: agavin@aatrust.co.uk or send them by post to Penn Hall School, Vicarage Road, WV4 5HP.

We thank you in advance for your contribution to this important consultation.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Sarah Wilkinson

Headteacher of Penn Hall School

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