School Organisation

Determination of the statutory proposal to close Sand Dunes Nursery 

Sefton’s Cabinet met on January 10, 2019. There were no viable options to address the financial position of the school in terms of its significant deficit so, with deep regret, Cabinet approved the statutory proposal to close Sand Dunes Nursery School with effect from August 31, 2019. Call-in on this decision ended on January 22, 2019.

Publication of statutory proposal to close Sand Dunes Nursery (November 14, 2018)

Sefton’s Cabinet met on November 1, 2018 and agreed to proceed with the publication of the statutory proposal to discontinue Sand Dunes Nursery School. A copy of the public notice and complete proposal can be found below. The notice is also being displayed at the entrance to the school during the representation period and is being published in The Champion newspaper on November 14, 2018.

Within four weeks from the date of publication, any person may send in a response supporting, objecting or commenting on the proposal to the School Organisation Team, Sefton Council, Town Hall, Oriel Road, Bootle L20 7AE, or by emailing The final date for sending in written representations is 5pm on December 12, 2018. 

Useful Documents 

Sand Dunes Public Notice (pdf 29KB)
Complete Proposal To Discontinue Sand Dunes Nursery School (pdf 72KB)

Consultation on the proposal to close Sand Dunes Nursery, Caradoc Road, Seaforth (Closed on October 19, 2018)

Sefton Council was formally asked by the governing body at Sand Dunes Nursery School, Seaforth to start a statutory consultation on proposals to close the nursery from July, 2019.

At a Cabinet meeting held on July 26 at Bootle Town Hall, it was agreed to start with a formal consultation in August.

The consultation period ran from August 20 until October 19, 2018. A copy of the consultation leaflet which outlines the proposals and explains the process is available below. It also includes some frequently asked questions which are based on previous school closure proposals and the type of information and support that might be required. As part of the process meetings were held with staff, governors and parents/carers of pupils at the school on Tuesday September 18, 2018. Details of the times and venue are listed in the consultation leaflet. We wrote to staff, governors and parents at the start of term with a copy of the leaflet to invite them to the meetings. Letters were also sent to other parties or organisations who may be affected by the proposal. It is important that we hear the views of as many people as possible and this is your opportunity to make your views known. 

Consultation Document 

Consultation Leaflet Sand Dunes Nursery August 2018 (word 967KB)


Pupil Place Plan 2017/2018 to 2022/2023

The Pupil Place Plan 2017/2018 to 2022/2023 which provides information about the supply of school places in Sefton is available to download below.

Pupil Place Plan 2017/2018 to 2022/2023 (pdf 943KB)

Last Updated on 29 May 2019