Plans to simplify school admission arrangements in Hertfordshire

Plans to simplify school admission arrangements

Plans to simplify school admission arrangements

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

The county council is proposing to simplify and improve the admission arrangements for secondary schools in Hertfordshire which do not determine their own admission rules.

There are only 14 secondary community schools which have their admission arrangements set by Hertfordshire County Council, although a number of foundation schools and academies choose to use the same set of rules.

It is proposed to remove rule six which relates to children who live outside the priority area for a particular school, but for whom "it is the nearest coeducational, non-faith, partially selective maintained school or academy".

Children living outside a school’s priority area will simply be prioritised on the basis of home-school distance which will also improve clarity and transparency for parents.

Public consultation on these proposals will take place for eight weeks between January 2 and February 28, 2014.

For full details, and to respond to the consultation, go to www.hertsdirect.org/admissions2015.

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12:08pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Cuetip says...

That's all fine and dandy but the reality is very different. Surely in this current climate of education upheaval, the Coalition and HCC are not on the same hymn sheet. The rush to become an academy or free school has much to do with more money and the pwer to act independently of the local authority in a range of policy areas of which determining their admissions arrangements is a key one.
That's all fine and dandy but the reality is very different. Surely in this current climate of education upheaval, the Coalition and HCC are not on the same hymn sheet. The rush to become an academy or free school has much to do with more money and the pwer to act independently of the local authority in a range of policy areas of which determining their admissions arrangements is a key one. Cuetip
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9:52pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Felinefrenzi says...

Is this correct, consultation started on the 2nd January and ends TOMORROW 28th Feb...?
Is this an error? Or just way behind with this report?
As a parent who will be affected by any changes in admission arrangements and may wish to comment on this, please advise the correct information?
Any chance this will mean places in local schools for local kids??
Is this correct, consultation started on the 2nd January and ends TOMORROW 28th Feb...? Is this an error? Or just way behind with this report? As a parent who will be affected by any changes in admission arrangements and may wish to comment on this, please advise the correct information? Any chance this will mean places in local schools for local kids?? Felinefrenzi
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9:58pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Felinefrenzi says...

Bad reporting WO, this article relates to FOUR schools only, non of which are in Watford.
Bad reporting WO, this article relates to FOUR schools only, non of which are in Watford. Felinefrenzi
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