Consultation on the Future Education Offer in Whiteley and Fareham

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The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of stakeholders in the community on the proposed options to meet the future need for secondary school provision in Whiteley and for managing the impact on existing local schools.

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Context for consultation

This consultation will run from Thursday 28 March 2024 until 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024.

Hampshire County Council will be building a new 900 place secondary school to serve the new housing development at Whiteley. The new secondary school is planned to open in September 2027 for ages 11 to 16 years, admitting up to 180 students per year group.

The building of a new secondary school at North Whiteley will have an impact on existing secondary schools in two neighbouring school place planning areas:

  • Fareham North and West (The Henry Cort Community College and Brookfield School)
  • Fareham Central and East (Cams Hill School, Fareham Academy, Crofton School and Portchester Community School)

About the proposals

The County Council is consulting on three different options to meet the need for sufficient local secondary school places across Fareham and Whiteley. The options under consideration are:

Option 1: Build North Whiteley Secondary as a new 900 place Academy and The Henry Cort Community College remains operational.

Option 2: Build North Whiteley Secondary as a new 900 place Academy and The Henry Cort Community College closes.

Option 3: Relocate The Henry Cort Community College to the North Whiteley secondary site in new 900 place accommodation.

We would encourage you to read the Information Pack before sharing your views. This information is also available in Easy Read format.

Responding to the consultation

This consultation will run from Thursday 28 March 2024 until 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024. Please ensure that your response reaches us by this time as those received after the closing date will not be included in the consultation reports.

A presentation is also available, providing information on the proposals, which can be found here: Video Presentation

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document has also been produced. This FAQ is updated periodically the last update being Friday 19 April. Please read the updated FAQ before responding.

You can give your feedback using the consultation response form linked below. This link will give you the option to select the Easy Read version.

You can also email your response directly to Hampshire County Council using the email address: [email protected]

If you prefer to complete the Response Form offline, you can download a printable version. If you do not have access to the internet, it is available through your local library.

If you are unable to email or visit the above website and wish to make a comment, please write to The Strategic Development Team, Children’s Services Department, EII Court North, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG by 31 May 2024.

As part of the consultation, there will be opportunities for parents, students, staff and other interested members of the community to meet with Hampshire County Council officers at drop-in events and comment on the options.

The meetings are to be held:

  • Monday 22 April 2024 between 4-7pm at The Henry Cort Community College
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 between 3-7pm at Cornerstone Church of England Primary School

If you require a copy of the Information Pack or the Response Form in another language or format (such as printed, audio, large print, or Braille), or if you have any queries about the consultation, please contact [email protected]

How your views will be used

It is important to the County Council that the views of stakeholders in the community, such as schools, parents, carers, children and young people together with local residents who may be affected, are heard and carefully considered.

The findings of this consultation will be published in a report and presented to the Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services in October 2024. The report will be made available online through the County Council website.

Privacy Statement

Hampshire County Council is seeking your views, comments, and information about you through the completion of the below form in order to understand stakeholders' views on proposed changes to education provision in Whiteley and Fareham. The responses provided will be used to support decision making on the proposed changes to education provision in the Whiteley and Fareham areas.

In order to do this Hampshire County Council will ask that you complete this form in which you will need to provide your personal data such as your name, the area in which you reside, your gender, age range, household income, whether you have any children, information about the capacity in which you are responding to the consultation, your views on the provision and information on how you became aware of the consultation. The form will also collect special category data in the form of ethnicity, sexual orientation and health information.

We collect and use the information ensuring that we comply with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UKGDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA2018) requirements for processing through Article 6(1)(e) of the UKGDPR where processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. This public task is supported by Section 14 of the Education Act (1996). The processing of special category data is undertaken under Article 9(2)(g) of the UKGDPR where processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest which has a clear basis in law (Section 14 of the Education Act). The condition in UK law, set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the DPA2018 is met through paragraph 6 where processing is necessary for statutory and government purposes.

All information collected from the forms will be held within the County Council’s Document Management Systems (DMS) and will be kept in line with our retention schedule for two years and then securely deleted. No information leaves the UK as part of this processing activity.

Under data protection legislation, you have the right to:

  • request access to your records;
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing;
  • object to decisions being taken by solely automated means;
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you can raise your concern with us in the first instance or you can go directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office, as the supervisory authority.

For further information on how we handle personal information, your data rights, how to raise a concern about the way we are processing your information and the County Council’s Data Protection Officer, please see our General Privacy Notice.

Please note: If you are providing the official response of an organisation, group or business, or responding in your capacity as a democratically Elected Member, the name of your organisation, group, business or constituency may appear in the final report, and the information you provide may be subject to publication or release to other parties or to disclosure regimes such as the Freedom of Information Act 2000.