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The proposed building and expansion of primary schools in the Crawley and Mid Sussex areas

Start Date

Monday, November 2, 2015

End Date

Monday, November 30, 2015

Consultation purpose

The expansion of several schools in Crawley and Mid Sussex, including a new school in Haywards Heath, are being proposed to cater for an increase in the number of families with young children.

The number of children has been rising across West Sussex for several years and Department for Education projections show that, by 2023, the number of primary aged pupils will be nine per cent higher than it was last year.

To cope with this future demand the following proposals have been put forward for consultation by West Sussex County Council.

From September 2016

  • Northgate Primary (Crawley) – Permanently increase school from 2 form entry (60 places) to 3 form entry (90 places) per year group.
  • Crawley Down Village C of E School (East Grinstead) – Increase school from 1.5 form entry school (45 places) to 2 form entry (60 places) per year group.
  • Harlands Primary (Haywards Heath) - Increase school from 2 form entry (60 places) to 3 form entry (90 places) per year group.
  • Northlands Wood Primary (Haywards Heath) - Increase school from 1.5 form entry school (45 places) to 2 form entry (60 places) per year group.

From September 2019

  • Hurst Farm Primary (Haywards Heath) - New 1 form entry (30 places) school expandable to 2 form entry (60 places).

A number of drop-in sessions for people who would like to come along and discuss the proposals in person will be held. Details are as follows:

  • 10 November 2015, 3.15 - 5.45pm. Harlands Primary School, Penland Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1PJ
  • 12 November 2015, 3.30 - 6pm. Northgate Primary School, Green Lane, Crawley RH10 8DX
  • 16 November 2015, 3pm - 6pm. Crawley Down Village C of E School, Hophurst Drive, Crawley Down, RH10 4XA.

The County Council is working in partnership with the schools involved to coordinate this consultation exercise on their behalf. The individual governing bodies or, in the case of academies, the academy trusts of each of the existing schools will make the final decision on whether schools expand. The Secretary of State for Education will appoint the sponsor of any new school.

Consultation booklets are available from any of the schools involved and local libraries. People can also go to www.westsussex.gov.uk and search for ‘consultation hub’ to respond online.

People can also email schoolconsultations@westsussex.gov.uk or call 0330 222 3046.

The closing date for comments is 30 November 2015.

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Contact

Vanessa Cummins (School Planning Officer Area C)

Telephone

0330 222 3046

Email

vanessa.cummins@westsussex.gov.uk

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