Save Rumboldswhyke School

Please find details about our campaign on:
  1. Our website:
  2. Our online petition
  3. Facebook group  Save Rumboldswhyke Infants’ School
  4. Public Consultation meeting poster
Please sign our petition and share with others. We have, so far collected over 800 signatures (paper based and online).
Please also consider writing to West Sussex County Council to support the school, some suggestions include:
  1. What memories do you have from when you were a pupil at RWS?
    • Fond memories about….
  2. How did you get to school?
    • Do you support walking and cycling as an advantage of keeping a local school?
    • Other schools not viable if you don’t have access to a car – longer journeys make it harder for after school clubs etc and making friends
  3. How did small size Infant school versus big school might have had a positive influence on your education and emotional development at that young age, ie nurtured, supported
    • Numbers and money are the main factors that the County must be considering – not financially viable to have a small school vs the argument that a small start is much better for mental health – less daunting, smaller scale suits some children with special needs or with summer birthdays for example
  4. What is the Role of Central school in all of this?
    • Central had a really good reputation as did Rumboldswhyke – possibility that both schools can be good again
  5. What is the Role of Church of England in education?
    • Good moral values are paramount to our life path
    • Good way to keep this connection with families at this important time in their lives.
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