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Ready for School? Applications open!

by awitherick on 14 November, 2011

People often forget that starting school isn’t just stressful for the Children, but for the parents as well! From today, 14 November 2011, the application process is open for parents to select their preferences for children starting school, or moving on to junior or middle school, in September 2012. It might seem a long way […]

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Secondary School deadline for Sept 2012 start!

by awitherick on 28 October, 2011

September 2012 may seem like a long time away (or a life time when you’re 10 years old!) but the deadline for applying for secondary school places is 31 October! Parents and carers need to get their application in before it’s too late- and as it’s Friday your best bet is to apply online by […]

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People ask us why the Liberal Democrats went in to government, what difference have we made?  Some feel let down about University fees, but that was just one bit of a much larger manifesto (75% implemented compared to 60% of the Tory one)- we’re not a single issue party. Liberal Democrat Children and Families Minister, […]

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New St Albans City centre school… why do we care?

by awitherick on 13 October, 2011

You’ll have read in the papers about the new St Albans school, or even read about it elsewhere, but why is it important for people in Marshalswick South? Well actually there has been a knock on effect.  A lack of school places in the centre of St Albans did mean some young children being pushed towards […]

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Teachers and deadlines…

by awitherick on 21 June, 2011

…always seem to go together! Well if you’ve a great teacher you want to nominate for an award now’s your chance, and how else would teachers like it than with a deadline! Teacher of the Year Academic Achiever of the Year (Primary School) Academic Achiever of the Year (Secondary School) Sporting Achiever of the Year (Primary School) […]

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You’ve probably seen it in the local papers, but have you taken the opportunity to have your say on teh proposals? There’s a consultation going on, but it only means something if you reply! And yes, it does have an effect on us, as it might relieve some of the pressures on primary school places […]

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Links ESC Growing- have your say!

by awitherick on 1 June, 2011

The County Council are consulting on the establishment of a Key Stage 4 Centre as part of The Links Extended Education Support Centre. Hertfodrshire County Council proposes to open a Key Stage 4 base as part of The Links Extended Education Support Centre (ESC) at the former Butterwick Day Centre, Hill End Lane St Albans, […]

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How far have you got walking?

by awitherick on 17 May, 2011

Walk to School Week kicked off on May 16 and over 200 primary schools and nurseries and 27 children’s centres in Hertfordshire will be taking part. Councillor Allan Witherick said “Today is the second of the week and a good reminder that the benefits really kick in when you do things on a regular basis.  […]

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Discover something new this spring by taking a course at your local Hertfordshire library as part of Adult Learners’ Week (May 14 – 20). Join in a variety events from IT classes aimed at people with little or no experience of computers to lectures on the past thousand years of history in the county. Visit […]

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Proposal for a Free school in St Albans

by awitherick on 4 May, 2011

On the 14 February 2011  the Tory run County Council Cabinet finally agreed to the purchase of the current University of Hertfordshire building on Hatfield Road in order to accommodate a new school in St Albans city centre.  Sadly this action came too late for the government to consider it seriously so that it could […]

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