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Shortage of Secondary School Places from 2014 onwards

posted 27 Jan 2012, 07:15 by Unknown user   [ updated 27 Jan 2012, 07:16 ]

  Hertfordshire County Council is running a consultation on the proposed admissions arrangements for the school year 2013/14 and is seeking responses from all parent/carers, schools and community groups.

   The main change proposed is to allow an increase in the number of preferences from three to four, i.e. parents will be able to apply to four schools, as opposed to three at the moment. 

   Views are also being sought on:

  • A rule to prioritise children of school staff
  • Amending  the priority area rules and “nearest” school definitions
  • Other proposals for  the treatment  of twins/multiple births, a single sex priority area and in-year admissions

   The consultation period runs until 29 February 2012. Please visit for more information and to respond online or call Mini Harish on 01992 555840 for a copy of the consultation    document.


    Secondary School Places 

    Although many Christ Church parents live in Chorleywood, all parents who live locally need to be aware that in the not too distant future, there will be a real lack of secondary school places in this area of South           West Hertfordshire. Herts County Council are predicting numbers of -97 for current Y4 in 2014 and increasing to -230 by 2020. This will impact upon all children whether living in Chorleywood, Rickmansworth or further     afield.

    Parents should be aware that:

1 -  There is and will be a significant shortfall in secondary school places and so provision is needed for a new school and improved admission procedures.

2 -  It is important for all parents to submit their views regarding the County Consultation re admissions (see above) and respond by 29th February.

3 -  Consultation about the new school sites is due to be considered (not opening before Sept 2016).   Three Rivers District Council website will have details from 23rd January and will be open for response until 5th       March.