Time running out to secure a place in new Croxley Green school

Watford Observer: Norman Hoare Norman Hoare

Parents interested in sending their children to a proposed new secondary school in Croxley Green have until the end of the month to show their support.

St Clement Danes School, in Chenies Road, Chorleywood, is leading the bid to build a free school in Baldwins Lane.

The school needs the support of 90 Year 3 and 90 Year 4 parents in order to submit an application to the Department for Education.

So far, 90 people have completed the Parental Support Survey saying they would send their child to Croxley Green Secondary School in 2016/17.

Parents have until April 30 to respond to the survey.

St Clement Danes School's headteacher, Dr Josephine Valentine, and education consultant Norman Hoare have been meeting with parents to discuss the need for a new secondary school in the area.

Prospective parents are invited to find out more at a meeting on Monday April 28, at 7pm at Little Green Junior School, in Lincoln Drive, Croxley Green, and on Wednesday April 30 at 7pm at Field Junior School, in Watford Field Road, Watford. 

To attend one of these meetings, email enquiries@croxleygreenschool.org.uk

The Parental Support Survey can be found at http://www.croxleygreenschool.org.uk/parental-survey.html

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5:18pm Tue 8 Apr 14

matte111 says...

As there was such opposition to this school being built there and taking away our green belt - what happens if it doesn't get enough signatures? Any chance of it not going ahead?
As there was such opposition to this school being built there and taking away our green belt - what happens if it doesn't get enough signatures? Any chance of it not going ahead? matte111
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7:28pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Retlas says...

Can it be possible to secure a place at a school that doesn't exist and has not even got planning permission?

Also, as far as i know, St Clement Danes does not own the prospective site!

Croxley does not need this. Better to be sited west of Rickmansworth to save transporting children all over SW Herts.
Can it be possible to secure a place at a school that doesn't exist and has not even got planning permission? Also, as far as i know, St Clement Danes does not own the prospective site! Croxley does not need this. Better to be sited west of Rickmansworth to save transporting children all over SW Herts. Retlas
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12:57pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Green Gal says...

Apparently Dr Valenitne and various others donned their country boots and wellies yesterday and visited the Horse Field, Baldwins Lane. Did they have permission? Or were they trespassing? As far as I am aware it is still ‘private land’ as no sale has been agreed, nor planning permission given. This is not a done deal. Three Rivers need to man up and start supporting the public.
Apparently Dr Valenitne and various others donned their country boots and wellies yesterday and visited the Horse Field, Baldwins Lane. Did they have permission? Or were they trespassing? As far as I am aware it is still ‘private land’ as no sale has been agreed, nor planning permission given. This is not a done deal. Three Rivers need to man up and start supporting the public. Green Gal
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9:38pm Wed 9 Apr 14

ajuba1 says...

There is a shortage of good quality secondary schools in watford and croxley green so, I for one, am very supportive of this proposed new school. I hope they get the support they need to push ahead with this.
There is a shortage of good quality secondary schools in watford and croxley green so, I for one, am very supportive of this proposed new school. I hope they get the support they need to push ahead with this. ajuba1
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10:13pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Cooke 11 says...

Makes no difference if the land is privately owned if the council want it they will have it,no common sence, demolish William Penn and Durrants school, built god knows how many 2,3 & 4 bedroom houses on both sites, sell to families with kids , then a few years down the line they are in desperate need for more schools, maybe the suited and booted twits that make these decisions need to go back to school to be re-educated, Dumb Asse's.
Makes no difference if the land is privately owned if the council want it they will have it,no common sence, demolish William Penn and Durrants school, built god knows how many 2,3 & 4 bedroom houses on both sites, sell to families with kids , then a few years down the line they are in desperate need for more schools, maybe the suited and booted twits that make these decisions need to go back to school to be re-educated, Dumb Asse's. Cooke 11
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9:01am Thu 10 Apr 14

Green Gal says...

A quick search at Hertfordshire.com shows these schools all within a 5 mile radius of WD3 (Baldwins Lane). This doesnt include South Bucks/Thames Valley.

You cannot tell me we do not have enough secondary schools in the area! Whether they are 'good quality' schools or not doesnt really come in to it- who's to say that a new school in Croxley Green would be any good anyway? .

Rickmansworth School 0.8 miles Rickmansworth
Westfield Community Technology College 1.1 miles Watford
Watford Grammar School for Boys 1.2 miles Watford
St Joan of Arc R C School 1.3 miles Rickmansworth
The Royal Masonic School for Girls 1.4 miles Rickmansworth
Merchant Taylors' School 1.7 miles Northwood
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.9 miles Watford
Queens' School 2.6 miles Watford
The Purcell School 2.6 miles Bushey
Stanborough School 3 miles Watford
Bushey Hall School 3.1 miles Bushey
St Michael's Catholic High School 3.2 miles Watford
St Margaret's School 3.6 miles Bushey
St Clements Danes School 3.7 miles Rickmansworth
Francis Combe School 3.8 miles Watford
Bushey Meads School 4 miles Bushey
Parmiter's School 4 miles Watford
Rudolf Steiner School 4.1 miles Kings Langley
Kings Langley School 4.5 miles Kings Langley
A quick search at Hertfordshire.com shows these schools all within a 5 mile radius of WD3 (Baldwins Lane). This doesnt include South Bucks/Thames Valley. You cannot tell me we do not have enough secondary schools in the area! Whether they are 'good quality' schools or not doesnt really come in to it- who's to say that a new school in Croxley Green would be any good anyway? . Rickmansworth School 0.8 miles Rickmansworth Westfield Community Technology College 1.1 miles Watford Watford Grammar School for Boys 1.2 miles Watford St Joan of Arc R C School 1.3 miles Rickmansworth The Royal Masonic School for Girls 1.4 miles Rickmansworth Merchant Taylors' School 1.7 miles Northwood Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.9 miles Watford Queens' School 2.6 miles Watford The Purcell School 2.6 miles Bushey Stanborough School 3 miles Watford Bushey Hall School 3.1 miles Bushey St Michael's Catholic High School 3.2 miles Watford St Margaret's School 3.6 miles Bushey St Clements Danes School 3.7 miles Rickmansworth Francis Combe School 3.8 miles Watford Bushey Meads School 4 miles Bushey Parmiter's School 4 miles Watford Rudolf Steiner School 4.1 miles Kings Langley Kings Langley School 4.5 miles Kings Langley Green Gal
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11:03am Thu 10 Apr 14

ajuba1 says...

Some of the schools listed are private schools, others, such as the Grammars have tiny catchments and very few academic places. the rest of the consortium schools also have diminishing catchment areas. There is already a shortfall in secondary school places for watford and croxley. This will get worse not better. we do need another secondary school and the location on baldwins lane is perfect for both croxley and Watford residents. nimbys may not agree.
Some of the schools listed are private schools, others, such as the Grammars have tiny catchments and very few academic places. the rest of the consortium schools also have diminishing catchment areas. There is already a shortfall in secondary school places for watford and croxley. This will get worse not better. we do need another secondary school and the location on baldwins lane is perfect for both croxley and Watford residents. nimbys may not agree. ajuba1
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