A parent campaign group is holding a public event focused on the shortfall they predict will affect secondary school places in Adur from September next year. Future of Adur Schools Team (FAST), which has organised the meeting next week, expects secondary school headteachers, councillors and decisions makers to attend. The event is aimed at parents with children who will need secondary school places in Adur, particularly in Shoreham, in the next few years. FAST hope the meeting will help parents make informed choices and put pressure on decision makers for long-term solutions.Due to the expansion of many primary schools in Shoreham in recent years, a ‘massive jump in demand’ is predicted for secondary school places, a spokesman said. “There will be more kids than places at Shoreham Academy, though there is no public plan,” said the spokesman. “Many parents will have to look elsewhere, but have little idea this is the case and haven’t been consulted … [Read more...] about Future of Adur secondary school places put in the spotlight
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Education & Family By Hannah Richardson BBC News education and social affairs reporter 1 September 2017 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41110662 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A potential shortage of school places looms ahead in secondary schools in England, councils are warning.The Local Government … [Read more...] about Secondary school place ‘shortage looms’
On Monday, parents will learn where their three and four-year-olds will start their education. If primary school offer day brings nothing but good news, then it’s time to start preparing your youngster (and yourself) for their first day of school, in September. But if the letter contains a nasty shock, there are a number of things you can do. Here’s the process experts advise you follow - it’s very similar to the process parents of future secondary school pupils may have gone through in March. 1) Accept the initial offer You can still appeal or put yourself on the waiting list for another school after you’ve accepted a place at the one you’ve been offered. According to Newcastle City Council, this means you should make sure your child has got a guaranteed school place, before you try to get them a place you’d prefer. If you don’t do this, they risk ending up with no place at all, or one you wanted even less. The fact that you’ve accepted … [Read more...] about Thinking of appealing a secondary school place offer? Here’s what to do
A RELIEVED Plains family thanked the Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser for helping them secure a place at a suitable secondary school for their young daughter, who is severely autistic. Michelle and Cameron Tonner endured a stressful few weeks after being told 11-year-old Katie was being sent to a school in Motherwell in August. Katie is currently a P7 pupil at Petersburn Primary and in a class with seven other children with autism, all of whom were granted places at Buchanan High in Coatbridge. Michelle and Cameron were given the devastating news that there were no places left for Katie to join her friends at Buchanan High and she would instead be going to Brannock High – and into mainstream classes. Michelle told the Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser: “Katie was diagnosed in 2011 and her autism is more severe than any of her classmates. “Her behaviour can be very challenging and she needs to be in a very small class size. “One time Katie’s desk was … [Read more...] about Airdrie parents’ relief as severely autistic daughter secures secondary school place
As any parent will tell you, applying for a secondary school place - especially when you have a particular school in mind - can be stressful. But if the allocation process is already completed, then the degree of worry you may be feeling will undoubtedly ratchet up a few notches. Local councils start the application process on differing dates, but normally they open at the beginning of the autumn term, the year before your child is due to start the school. Applications for secondary schools must be in by the end of October, with places allocated on National Offer Day on March 1, 2018. For anyone applying outside of the regular cycle, your application will be classed as an in-year admission, with forms available from individual councils. But what happens if all the schools in your area are full? Or you are not happy with the places that are available? We have just arrived in a new city, how can we find a secondary school for our … [Read more...] about National Offer Day: We missed the deadline for secondary school applications, what are our options?