Increase the capacity of The Round House Academy primary school
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The Round House Academy is over-subscribed and not all children living on Loves Farm will be giving a place. Places are currently allocated based on distance to the school meaning it’s children living to the North of the estate who will miss out on a place. And it’s these children who have the furthest to travel to the next nearest school which is at least a 40 minute walk away.
Loves Farm has grown at a fast rate over the past few years, and has a particularly high proportion of young families, however the capacity of the primary school has not been increased to reflect this.
Loves Farm residents have spent a huge amount of time building our estate into a wonderful community and at the heart there's a fantastic primary school. It’s so deeply disappointing that the school does not have enough spaces for all of the children on Loves Farm and preventing more and more children from attending the local school is likely to have a huge impact on the community spirit of Loves Farm and sadly start to erode all of the hard work and progress that’s been made.
It’s so disheartening to see the majority of children in our neighbourhood being able to walk to school, whilst a small minority have to be driven past all of them, past the local school, in order to attend another school much further away. Living close to the school they attend not only makes travelling much easier for both the parents and children, but it also provides exercise, gives the children an opportunity to socialise, make friends, and really feel part of the community. It makes it far easier to attend extra curricula and social activities that are so important to enriching their education, and it will also mean they will live close to their school friends and this will be so beneficial for them both now and in the long run.
We would like the capacity of The Round House Academy to be increased in time for the September 2017 intake.
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