Solihull Junior School and Saint Martin’s Nursery will merge into a new preparatory school in September 2020.
The Solihull Preparatory School will cater for pupils aged three to 11 years and will be based at the current Saint Martin’s campus. The 11-plus senior school will be based on at Solihull Junior’s Warwick Road campus.
Solihull headmaster, David EJJ Lloyd, said: “This is an extremely exciting time for us, as two of the oldest schools in Solihull prepare to join forces.”
This is an extremely exciting time for us, as two of the oldest schools in Solihull prepare to join forces
Applications for Solihull Preparatory School close on 2 December. An information event for parents will be held on Saturday 16 November, 9.30am–11.15am.
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The merger will create a larger Solihull School, which will provide dedicated nursery, infant, junior and senior facilities across two campuses.
From September 2020, Solihull pupils in junior years one, two and three will move to the St Martin’s campus. School bosses expect the merger to bring the total school cohort to over 1,500 pupils.
The school’s new uniform will be introduced in phases beginning with new starters, with current pupils able to wear their current uniform throughout the 2020/21 academic year.
In its merger announcement, the school leadership team wrote: “Our aim is to strengthen our reputation as a provider of high-quality holistic education in the area, building on both Schools’ Christian ethos and values and ensuring the new School continues to thrive for generations to come.”