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Amalgamation Notice from Tower Hamlets Council

From September 2023, Bishop Challoner will amalgamate into a single mixed school.


The Amalgamation of Bishop Challoner Catholic Girls’ and Boys’ Schools

Publication date 31st March 2023

On 29 March 2023, the Council Cabinet took the decision to agree the amalgamation (merger) of Bishop Challoner Catholic Girls’ and Boys’ Schools, to create Bishop Challoner Co-educational Catholic School for 11–18-year-olds.

The council will now implement its arrangements for the schools’ merger to take effect from 1 September 2023. This process will begin on the expiry of five working days following this notice

Public Meetings Regarding Amalgamation

There were two public meetings regarding the proposal to amalgamate.

The first public meeting was on Tuesday, 31st January at the school.

The second public meeting took place on Zoom on Tuesday, 7th February.


Statutory Notice: Publication date 16th January 2023

Proposal to amalgamate (combine) The Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation Boys’ and Girls’ Schools

The statutory notice in both full and summary forms is available as a PDF at the bottom of this page.

Notice is thereby given, in accordance with The School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013, that Tower Hamlets Local Authority intends to discontinue Bishop Challoner RC Boys’ School by 31 August 2023. This notice includes the Local Authority’s proposal to make a prescribed alteration to Bishop Challoner Catholic Girls School’, by converting it to a boys and girls school and expanding its size from 5FE to 9FE. Bishop Challoner Catholic Girls’ School would be renamed as Bishop Challoner Catholic School from 1st September 2023, in accordance with The School Organisation (Prescribed Alternations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013. Pupils currently attending The Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation Boys’ and Girls’ Schools will continue in the amalgamated School.

This Notice is extracted from the complete proposal which can be viewed on the council website  here:
Procedure for making representations (objections and comments)
Within four weeks from the date of publication of this statutory notice, any person may object
to or make comments on the proposal by email or by post.


Closing date for responses is 5pm, Monday 13 February 2023

By email:

By post:

School Organisation and Place Planning Manager
Pupil Services and School Sufficiency
Tower Hamlets Children and Culture
Town Hall
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
E14 5BG

We will not be able to consider any responses received after 13 February 2023.

All responses received during the representation period will be published on the Council's
website in early March 2023, and prior to a final decision on the amalgamation of the schools.