As the new housing developments in Morpeth begin to take shape, we are anticipating greater demand for places within the schools of the Learning Trust and across the Morpeth Partnership. We are working closely with our partnership schools and with Northumberland County Council to ensure a school place for all who live in the catchment area.
The Board of Directors is clear that it is our responsibility to educate students who live in the catchment or move into the catchment area, and those who are already in partnership schools from an early age. Whilst this will provide some challenges in the next few years, we are confident that through effective partnership working we will be able to meet that aspiration.
The recent admissions consultation for entry in September 2018 to Chantry, Newminster and King Edward’s is closed. The proposed change from our previous policy was the criteria for the tie breaker.
There were two stages to the consultation, and a total of 42 responses were received. Of the responses, 24 were in favour of the amendment, 12 were against, 2 partly agreed and a further 4 made comments only. Thank you to all who contributed to the consultation. The revised policy is available here, and the Polices page of the website.