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Revise the decision made by the governors of The John Henry Newman Catholic School and reinstate The Holy Family Catholic School as a named feeder school.

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The change is likely to impact adversely on all pupils. There is now a greater risk that parents may lose the choice to give their children an outstanding catholic secondary education.

 As the sixth nearest feeder school we are unable to understand why schools that are further away from The John Henry Newman Catholic School have still retained a feeder status. Indeed the catchment for The Holy Family Catholic School borders the southern side of Stevenage and therefore, provides the catholic primary education for those children residing between southern Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City.

The removal of The Holy Family Catholic School as a named feeder will also have serious consequences on the future intake to the school as parents specifically choose the school on the basis that it is a feeder to The John Henry Newman Catholic School.  This may potentially lead to the closure of The Holy Family Catholic School.

Whilst we accept that the determination of the Schools Adjudicator of 23 September 2014 (ref ADA 2690) is final and binding, we do not accept the interpretation of the report and resulting variation to The John Henry Newman admission arrangements has been carried out in a fair, reasonable and transparent manner. 



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