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Proposal to Expand Childs Hill Primary School

This consultation has now closed.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation, without whose valuable input the consultation would not have been possible.

You can see how we have acted on the results under 'We asked, You said, We did'.

Overview

Demand for primary school places in Barnet is growing rapidly. We therefore need to look at ways we can permanently increase the number of places available in our primary schools. To help meet this increasing demand it is proposed to permanently expand Childs Hill Primary School on its current site. It is anticipated that creating more school places would

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation, without whose valuable input the consultation would not have been possible.

You can see how we have acted on the results under 'We asked, You said, We did'.

Overview

Demand for primary school places in Barnet is growing rapidly. We therefore need to look at ways we can permanently increase the number of places available in our primary schools. To help meet this increasing demand it is proposed to permanently expand Childs Hill Primary School on its current site. It is anticipated that creating more school places would bring additional advantages for the existing pupils and their families, as well as new pupils.

Childs Hill Primary School is a one and a half form entry school, which is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted. An initial scoping of the site has shown that there is sufficient space to expand.

We are now seeking the views of parents and local residents on the proposal to permanently expand the school from one and a half to two forms of entry. This would mean that 60 Reception pupils could join the school each September, starting in 2016. The school would eventually cater for 420 Reception to Year 6 children.

Please read more about the proposal and the consultation process before giving your views. An evening meeting was held at the school on Thursday 21 April, where there was a short presentation and an opportunity to ask questions.

Why we are consulting

It is important that parents, residents and other interested parties have their say in the proposed expansion. Your views and opinions are important to us and will help us to make an informed decision.

This consultation has now closed.
  • Feedback updated 18 July 2016

    11 months ago

    We Asked

    We asked how you felt about the proposal to expand Childs Hill Primary School from one and a half to two forms of entry (45 children per year group to 60 children per year group), in order to meet demand for school places in the surrounding area. The proposal explained that the expansion would be gradual, with the first intake of 60 pupils beginning in Reception for September 2016.

    You Said

    The survey for the school’s expansion showed that four out of six respondents supported the proposal (of which three strongly supported the proposal). A further respondent neither...

    We Asked

    We asked how you felt about the proposal to expand Childs Hill Primary School from one and a half to two forms of entry (45 children per year group to 60 children per year group), in order to meet demand for school places in the surrounding area. The proposal explained that the expansion would be gradual, with the first intake of 60 pupils beginning in Reception for September 2016.

    You Said

    The survey for the school’s expansion showed that four out of six respondents supported the proposal (of which three strongly supported the proposal). A further respondent neither supported nor opposed the proposal, and one respondent strongly opposed the proposal. Two respondents raised concerns around the impact of increased traffic on air quality and parking. The governing body considered the responses and was satisfied that these concerns could be managed, and proceeded to the representation stage, which involved publishing a statutory notice. One representation was received during the representation period from Camden Council, which had no further comments or any objections to the proposed expansion.

    We Did

    The governing body of the school and the council considered the responses to both the initial consultation and the representation period and is recommending the expansion of Childs Hill Primary School, to come into effect on 1 September 2016. The school is committed to sustainable transport initiatives, securing TfL’s bronze sustainable travel accreditation annually since 2011, and has applied for gold accreditation this year.