Hampshire County Council have been in discussion with the local schools about a proposed change to the catchment area.
The new housing on Land East of Dodwell Lane (Latitude) currently falls within the catchment area of Bursledon CE Infant School and Bursledon Junior School. However the new housing is closer to Kings Copse Primary School and therefore it will be more convenient for children to attend that school. It is therefore proposed that the catchment boundaries should be redrawn for admission from September 2019 onwards.
This proposed catchment change would move the catchment area boundary of Bursledon CE Infant School and Bursledon Junior School so that all of the new housing at the Land East of Dodwell Lane (Latitude) and all existing properties East of Dodwell Lane sit within the catchment area of Kings Copse Primary School.
Transitional arrangements are proposed by the County Council to mitigate the impact of this change for families currently living in the affected area with children already in the existing catchment schools, as follows:
- Transitional arrangements for admission to Bursledon CE Infant School: A child starting school for the first time who has a sibling on roll at Bursledon CE Infant School or Bursledon Junior School who was on roll prior to the catchment change and will still be on roll at the time of the younger child’s admission will also be given catchment priority for Bursledon CE Infant School up to and including admission in September 2024.
- Transitional arrangements for admission to Bursledon Junior School: A child starting school for the first time who has a sibling on roll at Bursledon Junior School who was on roll prior to the catchment change and will still be on roll at the time of the younger child’s admission, will also be given catchment priority for Bursledon Junior School up to and including admission in September 2021.
Subject to approval the catchment change will be implemented for September 2019 admissions. Should the catchment change be implemented all details will be updated in the schools admission policies and on Hampshire County Council web pages to reflect this change.
Any comments on these proposals should be sent to Mark Saunders, Strategic Development Officer, Children’s Services Department, Hampshire County Council, Elizabeth II Court North, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UG or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 24 November 2017. Any comments received will be considered as part of the statutory consultation on admission arrangements which takes place between 04 December 2017 and 20 January 2018. A final decision which takes account of the statutory admissions consultation will be made by the Executive Member for Education in February 2018. Details of the statutory admissions consultation can also be viewed via this website.