Planning for the right number of good quality school places
One of the most important roles for a local authority is to ensure that there is always sufficient and high quality education provision for all of its children and young people. Hertfordshire has a good record meeting this challenge - actively planning school places in line with forecast demand.
In line with the rest of the country, Hertfordshire experienced falling demand for primary school places during the last decade. The national and local situation has now changed and demand for places has increased and will increase further. The picture varies across the county and change can be rapid and unpredictable.
As well as simply meeting demand for places the county council must also support and raise educational standards and never lose sight of the goal to improve educational attainment for all children and young people. We must always take opportunities to make schools better environments in which to learn, to expand successful schools, and to make them more accessible to more parents and pupils.
Primary School Enlargement Consultations
Please visit Herts Consults for more information about specific proposals and to have your say.
- Herts Consults
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We would also like to know what you think about schools in your area.
Please email us on
firstname.lastname@example.org and give us your views on:
- The number of places available
- The location of the schools
- The range of different types of schools available
- The quality of teaching and learning
- Extra curriculum activity (activities that take place in school in addition to the curriculum)
We will feed this back to elected Members who make the decisions each year on school planning.