Harperbury Free School
Radlett, Herts

15 April 2016

THE RISING DEMAND FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES

Hertfordshire County Council as our Local Education Authority has a legal obligation to find a school place for every child living in the County. They produce six monthly estimates of the numbers of places which will be needed based on the number of children recorded in local NHS records and compare these with the numbers […]

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15 April 2016

Thank you!

Thank you for those of you who have passed on responses received from the Department for Education (DfE) concerning the cancellation of our school. They are all including the same messages of course, some elements of which are very misleading. Firstly it is important to say that St Albans planners did NOT say they would […]

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22 March 2016

Hertfordshire allocations and estimates

This year’s allocations of secondary school places once again show the reason we started the project to open a new local school for local families. According to official Hertfordshire County Council figures (Application & Allocation Statistics dated 1 March 2016) the average percentage of families across the County getting their first preference school was 79.6%. […]

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14 March 2016

Update – Monday 14 March

Thank you for all your messages of support which has been very encouraging and welcome! We are hoping to be able to turn things around but do not underestimate how difficult it will be while those responsible for this fiasco are still trying to deny their mistakes and hope we will all go away. But […]

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2 March 2016

Petition to Nicky Morgan

We have set up an online petition to urge Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education to open our school. Please sign it now and ask as many people as possible to do so too! The petition is HERE

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26 February 2016

HARPERBURY FREE SCHOOL CANCELLED BY MINISTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 26 February 2016 It is with deep regret and dismay that we must announce that the Schools‘ Minister Lord Nash has this week cancelled our whole school project. His reason is that, based on advice from his officials, he is “not convinced” that we will ever be able to get planning […]

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