Consultation on Temporary Enlargement

 

Consultation on the proposal to temporarily enlarge the number of places at Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, WD3 3AQ 

We are consulting you on the following proposal:

The temporary enlargement of Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, WD3 3AQ by 30 places from September 2021 and September 2022.

The proposal will support a temporary increase in the size of this school by 30 places (1 form of entry). This means the school will then have the capacity to admit 270 Year 7 pupils in September 2021 and 2022, returning to the current 240 places thereafter. 

The school has sufficient space in its existing buildings for these additional pupils but will require internal works to adapt the space. 

Why is this being proposed?

Demand for secondary school places has resulted in an insufficient level of capacity for 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic years in South West Hertfordshire. To meet this short-term demand, Rickmansworth School is to temporarily increase the number of places it currently offers to ensure sufficient places across the area.

The alterations required for enlargement 

A reconfiguration of the current Design and Technology block will be undertaken to bring three additional classrooms into use.  The proposed works do not enlarge the current footprint of the building but are a refurbishment of the facilities.

Have your say

Rickmansworth School believes that the temporary enlargement of its admission number will have a positive impact for its existing pupils, staff and local community by improving access to school places, providing for enhanced education opportunities and for improved facilities in its existing buildings.

You have until Wednesday 23 June 2021 to let us know your views. The easiest way you can do this is by completing the online form.  You can tell us if you agree or disagree with the proposal and leave your comments.  

If you do not have access to the internet you can visit your local library where free access is available to all Hertfordshire residents. Should you wish to request a hard copy of the response form or need help understanding this information you can email head@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk or alternatively please call us on the number above. 

Your comments must be received by Wednesday 23 June 2021. We will not be able to acknowledge or respond individually to your comments but they will be taken into account.

How the decision will be taken  

This is a consultation and no decision has been made yet. 

 

Process

Date

Public consultation

12 May to 23 June 2021

Implementation

September 2021