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Initial Public Consultation

Updates on the consultation to change the status of Millais School from a single sex girls' school to a co-educational (both boys' and girls') school:

Wednesday 8th May:  Initial Public Consultation 8 May 2024 to 12 June 2024

Millais Initial Public Consultation Document

WSCC Initial Public Consultation Document

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Response Survey Click Here

The proposed change to the status of the school has not been initiated by the Governing Body of Millais who are fully committed to retaining a unique and important status as a single-sex girls’ school for the benefit of the community in Horsham and wider area.

Although we were invited to contribute to the West Sussex document, there was little or no scope to present a positive case of the benefits of a single-sex education. Therefore, the Governing Body of Millais decided that we would create our own consultation paper to distribute to our own and wider community.

Please click on the link above to go to the Millais consultation paper and read more about the reasons why we at Millais want to remain a single sex girls’ school that complements rather than competes with the existing co-educational schools, preserving choice and diversity.

Also click on the link to the West Sussex consultation document which we have agreed to send out to our parent body.

To express your views on the consultation, click on the survey link above. Thank you for taking the time to engage with the process. Please express your views by Wednesday 12th June 2024 when the consultation closes.
Your sincerely,
Alison Lodwick - Headteacher

Friday 3rd May 2024 : Headteacher's message to parents 

Dear  Parents & Carers,
I am writing to confirm that West Sussex has decided to proceed with a consultation on whether Millais should change its status from a single sex to a co-education school. I have been informed that the consultation period will be launched on Wednesday 8th May 2024 and will be open for 6 weeks, closing on Wednesday 12th June 2024.
The Governors of Millais have decided that they are fundamental at odds with this West Sussex proposal and their consultation document. Therefore, we will be producing our own consultation paper, presenting the case to remain single sex school and this will be sent out alongside the West Sussex consultation information.  
You will receive  a further update about the consultation and our approach to it on Tuesday 7th May 2024.
Yours sincerely,
Alison Lodwick - Headteacher   

Friday 26th April: Headteacher's message to parents

Dear Parents & Carers,
Just for your awareness, I have received no further update from WSCC regarding the launch of a consultation on their proposal to change our status from a singe sex girls school to a co-educational establishment However, during the course of next week, it is anticipated that we will have more information to share with our community.
Yours sincerely,
Alison Lodwick - Headteacher


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