Consultation on proposed amalgamation of Gilmour Infant School and Gilmour Junior School

Start date: 9th January 2023
End date: 25th February 2023

What are we consulting on? 

The council is consulting on a proposal to amalgamate Gilmour Infant School and Gilmour Junior School with effect from 1st September 2023 and offer parents a place for their child at the newly amalgamated Gilmour Primary School.

For full details on the proposal please read the consultation leaflet.

How to comment

You can comment on the proposals in writing to:

Liverpool City Council
School Organisation Team
Gilmour Schools Consultation
Children and Young People’s Services
5th Floor
Cunard Building
L3 1AH

or email

All comments must be received by Friday 25th February 2023.

What happens to my views?

Any comments received, by letter or email, will be reported to the council cabinet when it comes to take a decision on the proposals.

Council papers are public documents and are posted on the council website.

Any comments you make, therefore, will be made public, but the papers will be edited before publication, as appropriate, to preserve anonymity in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and to prevent copying of signatures.

What happens next?

Feedback from the consultation will be considered by the council’s cabinet in May 2023. If, after considering the comments received, the decision is taken to continue with the proposals, statutory notices proposing the closures of the two existing schools, and the establishment of the new all through primary school, would be posted at the schools and published in the Liverpool Echo.

There would also be a period of four weeks, during which people can comment or object.

Only comments or objections, that have not previously been considered by Cabinet, received during this four week statutory period would be reported to the council’s cabinet when it meets to decide whether or not to approve the proposals.

The expected timetable for progress of the proposal is:

  • May 2023 - Cabinet will consider results of consultation and decide whether to proceed and publish proposals
  • 5th-30th June 2023 - if the proposal is approved, Statutory Notices will b  published with a four-week representation period
  • July 2023 - Cabinet will make its final decision
  • 31st August 2023 - if approved, schools will close
  • 1st September 2023 - if approved, new school will open

Further information

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email