School Catchment Area Change – Leep Lane, The Haven and North of Clayhall Road, Gosport - Consultation

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Hampshire County Council is reviewing school catchment adjustments for properties on Leep Lane, The Haven and North of Clayhall Road. We are talking to the local schools about a proposed change to the catchment area and inviting your views with regard to the catchment change.

Description

The current catchment arrangement sits Leep Lane, The Haven and North of Clayhall Road addresses within the catchment area of Haselworth Primary School. Due to the infrastructure and the location of the surrounding schools, it is impractical to leave the development in its current catchment area.

It is therefore proposed that the catchment boundaries should be redrawn for admission in September 2019 onwards. This would move the whole of Leep Lane, The Haven and the surrounding properties North of Clayhall Road into the catchment areas of Alverstoke Community Infant School and Alverstoke Church Of England (Aided) Junior School. The catchment area and admission arrangements for Alverstoke CE (Aided) Junior School already include these areas within its catchment so there is no change in relation to Junior admissions.

Transitional arrangements are proposed by the County Council to mitigate the impact of this change for families in the affected area with children already in the existing catchment schools, as follows:

  • Transitional arrangements for admission to Haselworth Primary School: A child starting school for the first time who has a sibling on roll at Haselworth Primary School (who was on roll prior to the catchment change and who will still be attending the school at the time of the younger child’s admission), will also be given catchment priority for Haselworth Primary School up to, and including, admission in September 2024.

The Haven and Leep Lane Catchment Map

The Haven and Leep Lane Aerial Map

Further Information

Subject to the required approval the catchment change will be implemented for September 2019 admissions. All details will be updated in literature and on the Hampshire County Council web pages and online tools to reflect this change.

Any comments on this proposal should be sent to Nathaniel Forrest, Strategic Development Assistant, Children’s Services Department, Hampshire County Council, Elizabeth II Court East, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UG or by email to strategicplanningunit@hants.gov.uk no later than 3 November 2017. Your comments will inform the admission arrangements that are put forward in the public consultation that will open in December 2017 which will be accessible via this website.