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Hitchin Girls School Consultation

Hitchin Girls' School is consulting on the proposed admissions arrangements for the school year 2023/24 and is seeking responses from parents.

The proposed changes are:

  1. To amend the criteria for Rules 5 and 6 (children who live in the priority area)
  2. To amend the definition and explanation for home address, where two applications are received for the same child

The change to Rules 5 and 6 is a result of a decision made by the Schools Adjudicator following an objection made about the admission arrangements for the school for children living in St Ippolyts

Hertfordshire County Council will continue to co-ordinate the Scheme for Admission to the school.

Further detail regarding the changes are available here and details of the proposed admissions arrangements for the school for 2023-2024 are available here.

Should the changes be approved it could result in fewer Knebworth children being allocated places at the school, because they live further away.

The consultation period runs from 15 November 2021 to 31 December 2021and you can let us know your views on the school's proposals by:

Sending an email to consultation@hgs.herts.sch.uk

or writing to Admissions Consultation
Hitchin Girls' School
Highbury Road
Hitchin
Herts
SG4 9RS

The deadline for response is 31 December 2021.

Hertfordshire County Council Admissions Consultation 2023/24

Hertfordshire County Council is also running a consultation on the proposed admissions arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for the school year 2023/24 and is seeking responses from parent/carers, schools and community groups.

HCC's proposed changes are:

  1. To amend the definition and explanation for home address, where two applications are received for the same child
  2. To amend the oversubscription criteria for Pirton Primary School

Their consultation period runs until 12 December 2021. Please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions2023 for more information and to respond online.

Posted: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:14 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Education