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Have Your Say On Secondary School Places in Poole

Borough of Poole is leading a consultation with parents and carers of children in Poole schools and Early Years settings on the proposal that Carter Community School should expand by two forms of entry (60 places in each year group) from September 2019. 

Over the decade from 2001 to 2011 there was a significant increase in the number of births in Poole. This resulted in a need for more Primary school places. Since 2009 the Council has worked with schools to increase the number of Infant, Junior and Primary school places through the expansion of existing schools and the establishment of a new Junior school. 

The number of Secondary age children has now started to increase as these children reach Secondary school age. By September 2019 more school places in Year 7 will be needed and therefore there is now a need to create more Secondary places in the borough. 

Borough of Poole has worked in partnership with Secondary schools, local dioceses, governing bodies and academy trusts to consider the best way to secure the additional places that are needed. Together we want to provide additional Secondary school places over the period 2019 to 2025 through the expansion of existing schools. 

Sam Davidson, Principal of Carter Community School, said: “As a school at the heart of its community, we aim to provide a supportive but ambitious environment in which each and every one of our students can thrive and succeed. 

“We have made significant progress across the school over the past two years and this has been reflected in our rapidly improving GCSE results. As such, we are very excited about the opportunity to welcome more new students over the coming years.” 

The consultation runs from 26 September to 21 October 2016. The deadline for responses is midnight on Friday 21 October. 

Find out more about the proposal and complete the response form.

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