Have your say on plans to expand Welwyn Hatfield schools

A PUBLIC consultation on proposals to expand two schools in Welwyn Hatfield begins today (Monday).

Hertfordshire County Council wants to enlarge both Creswick Primary and Nursery School, in Sir John Newson Way, WGC, and Oak View Primary and Nursery School, in Woods Avenue, Hatfield, to meet an increasing demand for primary places in the area.

The plans, if approved, would see an additional 30 reception children at each school, from September.

Cllr Richard Thake, executive member for education and skills, said: “In line with recent national trends we are now seeing a significant increase in the demand for reception class places in parts of Hertfordshire and this is forecast to increase further.

“There is a real demand from parents for more local school places for their children and we consider it vital to ensure that there are sufficient places available for very young children as near as possible to their homes.”

The six-week consultation begins today and comments must be received by February 21.

Have your say online by clicking the link above right, or call 01438 737350 to request a hard copy of the response form.

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All comments received will be considered in a report to the education panel on March 15, and decisions will be made at the county council’s cabinet meeting on March 21.

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