Monday, 11 December 2017

Children schooled in town

CHILDREN from Henley seeking a primary school place in September have all been allocated one in the town.

CHILDREN from Henley seeking a primary school place in September have all been allocated one in the town.

Offers of places were sent out to parents last week.

Badgemore Primary School had 30 places available and 14 have been allocated.

Valley Road School had places allocated to eight children who live outside its catchment area and could have taken more children from inside.

Trinity School will take five children who live outside its catchment area and could have accommodated more.

David Nimmo Smith, who represents Henley on Oxfordshire County Council, said: “Unless parents exercised their choice to go elsewhere, all Henley primary school children can be accommodated in Henley schools.”

The council has increased primary school capacity in recent years and more than 90 per cent of parents whose children are due to start school in September have been offered a place at their first-preference school.

Badgemore is currently being extended at a cost of £430,000 to provide 30 spaces, making it the same size as the other three primaries in Henley.

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