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INVITATION - ALL WELCOME 
CHORLEYWOOD RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
COMMUNITY MEETING AND A.G.M.
WEDNESDAY 19TH MAY 8.00PM
AT THE
MEMORIAL HALL

New school for WD3

On 11 February over 200 local parents attended a public meeting in Rickmansworth to discuss the lack of a community secondary school in the WD3 area. David Gauke MP, Chris Hayward DC and Ann Shaw TRDC Leader were at the meeting to put their weight behind this initiative. Your Residents' Association was also there to give support. 

Westfield, Francis Combe and Bushey Hall are the nearest secondary schools, all of which are a considerable distance away and more importantly, are the poorest performing schools in the WD area. The non-Community schools, St Clement Danes, Rickmansworth and St Joan of Arc are choosing their pupils from across all counties based on the chi1d’s academic ability, so local children are competing with others as far afield as Harrow. 

The WD3 Secondary School Action Group are concemed about the growing need for secondary school places for children in the WD3 area and the unfair admissions process set by Herts County Council. Applicants can only apply to three schools. All other counties’ schools admission procedures allow for six schools to be chosen with options to apply in neighbouring areas. A council generated report which confirms a genuine shortage of schools for 

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