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Proposed new school for Rickmansworth, Mill End and Maple Cross wins parents' backing
Parents came in their droves to hear proposals for a new secondary school serving Mill End, Maple Cross and Rickmansworth.
The presentation at Watersmeet this evening saw principal designate Richard Booth and co-founder Carolyn Venn address the crowd of more than 100 about their plans for the school.
Although no site has yet been secured, the school expects to begin accepting applications from early December for the 120 Year 7 places available from September 2013 with priority given to those living closest to Mill End Sports and Social Club.
The school day will run from 8.30am to 4.30pm including extra-curricular activities with increased emphasis on maths.
One parent of a pupil at Arnett Hills JMI said they had been won over by the presentation.
She said: "It is a very fresh approach and everything seems to have been well thought out."