Please be aware that Warden Park Secondary Academy (WPSA) is consulting on changes to its Admissions criteria. WPSA is part of the Sussex Learning Trust (SLT) which also includes two primary schools and will shortly add another.
WPSA is proposing to provide priority to children attending the SLT primary academies which, once the third primary school is included, will result in up to 180 of the 300 available spaces being taken by these children. WPSA is also proposing to remove the catchment area and so all other applications will be based on distance from the academy.
The result, if these changes are enacted, will be that children attending Bolney Primary School are highly unlikely to obtain a space at WPSA. This will have a significant impact on Bolney as families will be less likely to find Bolney a suitable village to live in without the current school pathway of attending Bolney Primary School and WPSA. This could impact house prices, local businesses and even the sustainability of our Primary School and Early Years provision.
We would encourage all Bolney residents to respond to the consultation. You can obtain more details by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The full consultation document is at http://www.wardenpark.co.uk/pages/news/67221
Please address letters to Mr Jonathan Morris, CEO Sussex Learning Trust, c/o Warden Park Secondary Academy, Broad Street, Cuckfield RH17 5DP. In addition, please complete the survey monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KWPRJCM