Two schools could merge to create one primary school after a fall in student numbers.

West Sussex County Council is considering proposals set out by school governors for an "all-through primary school" in Horsham.

This would see Littlehaven Infant School, in Hawkesbourne Road, and Northolmes Junior School, in Leith View Road, merged together.

If approved, the school site of Littlehaven would be closed and the buildings at the Northolmes school site would be slightly changed to accommodate for more students.

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Students at both schools, which are currently just a few roads away from each other, would all keep their places under this new plan.

The new primary school would teach children aged four to 11.

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: "We are working closely with the governors and share the view that an all-through primary school will improve outcomes for children, helping them fulfil their potential, as well as providing greater opportunities for staff.

"The schools federated in 2014 to form the Greenfields Federation and already share a governing body, a headteacher, and two assistant headteachers.

"One of the federation’s priorities is to review the budget and effectiveness of the two schools which already work closely in collaboration.

"The proposal would also release the Littlehaven School site for alternative use, which includes the possibility of the site being repurposed for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

"We would welcome suggestions from the public on this should the proposal go ahead."

From February 22 until March 21, people can share their views on an online consultation.

A public drop-in session is being held at Littlehaven Infant School on March 5 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

If approved, the new school structure will begin from September 2025.