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We asked for your views on the proposed reduction to the Published Admission Number (PAN) of Frith Manor and Dollis Primary Schools, both from 90 places to 60 places, on the grounds that the demand for school places in the local area has fallen and is unlikely to increase in the foreseeable future.
For Dollis Primary, we received four responses. Three respondents agreed to the proposed reduction and the fourth tended to disagree. Respondents in favour of the proposal gave the reasons that children tend to thrive in smaller environments and the reduction made sense in view of the falling pupil roll. No reason was given against the proposed reduction.
For Frith Manor Primary, five responses were received; two respondents agreed to the proposal, two disagreed and one was indifferent. ‘Falling pupils numbers’ was reason given in favour of the proposed reduction. Those who opposed the proposal gave the reasons that Frith Manor is facing competition from another local school and it may attract more applications if it was part of a academy chain.
The PAN for Dollis and Frith Manor Primary Schools was formerly been reduced from 90 to 60 places, with effect from 1 September 2021.