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Petition to: increase the number of children to be admitted to reception classes in September 2011 at what is currently the Bourne Infant School from 60 to 90.

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to increase the number of children to be admitted to reception classes in September 2011 at what is currently the Bourne Infant School from 60 to 90. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 20 June 2011

The petition was presented to the meeting of the Cabinet Member for Children and Learning on 15 June 2011 and the following response was agreed by the Cabinet Member:
The Council has been responding to changes in demand patterns in the Farnham Area. As a result of an increased level of parental applications for entry into the reception year in September 2011 the Council has made arrangement for the provision of 3 additional classrooms in Farnham area. Provision is being made at St Peter's Primary School, Potters Gate Primary School and Pilgrims Way Primary School, a school at present placed deemed to be requiring 'Special Measures' to improve performance. It is felt that, at this stage, this increase in provision will account for the demand within the area. We anticipate that all schools in the area will admit up to their published admission number.

It is recognised that a significant number of parents have expressed concern that a decision was made not to expand The Bourne Infant School. This decision was initially taken as the Council was not in a position to secure ongoing Junior places for additional Infant places without significant disruption to the pattern of provision in the area. In addition the Bourne Infant School had, at that stage, not indicated that it would be in a position to expand in the relevant year.

Following the allocation of school places in April the Council has met, and spoken with groups of parents affected by this decision. Following these meetings and an indication from the new leadership of The Bourne Infant School that they would be willing to consider an increase in PAN for 2011, the Council undertook a preliminary investigation of the school site. The advice received as a result of this indicated that there would be significant planning risks in pursuing this option and that it would be unlikely that a solution could be achieved by September 2011. As a result of this the Council has decided not expand this school.

It is acknowledged that this decision causes significant disappointment to a number of families. The Council would state that it is sorry that it has not been able to satisfy a higher number of first preference applications in this area. The Council would further state that, whilst recognising the genuine concern of parents, we are confident in the ability of The Pilgrim’s Way School to recover and prosper and we will continue to support it.

Peter Martin, Cabinet Member for Children and Learning
15 June 2011

Petition update 1 from the council, 25 May 2011

This petition has a total of 513 signatures and can, therefore, in accordance with the Council's petition scheme, be presented to the relevant Cabinet Member.

The petition has been referred to the Cabinet Member for Children and Learning, and will be considered at the Cabinet Member for Children and Learning decision making meeting at 10.00am on Wednesday 15 June 2011. The Cabinet Member will respond to the petition at that meeting.

More details from petition creator

Many children who would normally have got into the Bourne Infant School [BIS] for September 2011 have not. Instead they have been offered places at a school outside the immediate area which is in special measures. BIS has high standards, and extra room should be created there for local children and others. There are risks to the education of children caused by placing them in a school in special measures, and it is unusual to put extra children into a school in this situation. It is also destructive of the Bourne community to move children out in this way. There appears to be a permanent increase in children in the whole Farnham area, and the Council should plan accordingly.

Farnham parents need to defend the rights of their children so that they receive a decent and worthy education within their local community; and their right to an education without excessive risk and uncertainty.

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  • Ellen Pearson
  • Richard Myers
  • Samantha Gold
  • Ronald Gold
  • Kevin Collins
  • Richard Davis
  • Elaine Way
  • Caroline Brockman
  • Angela Leach
  • Robert Moore
  • Deborah Harper
  • Valerie proue
  • Lesley Scott
  • Norman Pearson
  • Jo Booton
  • Georgia Hill
  • Deb McSephney
  • Glenda Simpson
  • Tim Way
  • Rachel Hinxman
  • Marie Carroll
  • Donna Mawbey
  • Anna Martin
  • Serena king
  • Colin Shepherd
  • Sarah Shepherd
  • Valerie Nye
  • Doug Nye
  • Louise Kirkland
  • Judith Horwell
  • Jackie Way
  • Katie McGuire
  • Lisa Harper
  • Martin Harper
  • derek austin
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  • kate parry
  • Joanne Goss
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  • Robert Cornwell
  • Yongyan Zheng
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  • Helen Solomon
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  • Vanessa Girling
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  • Jayne Etchells
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  • Anne Jevne
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  • Oliver Pendred
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  • Andrew Thurman
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  • Andy Simpson
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  • damian bailey
  • Ralph Booth
  • Guy Gillon
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  • Sarah stapely
  • Nik Page
  • Mr C.O.Harper
  • Annette Davies
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  • Andy Cooke
  • Catriona Edrich
  • Pauline Brawn
  • Simon Rose
  • Mrs K E Uprichard
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  • Jacqui Mayes
  • Ron Elder
  • Sharon Gillman
  • Ray Gillman
  • Diana Parratt
  • Hannah Dinsmore
  • caroline stockham
  • Jenny mitchell
  • Brian Pascoe
  • Mrs Caroline Crossland
  • james poynton
  • Brian Hatch
  • Tom Wyles
  • Vanessa Dubois
  • Gemma Phillips
  • Marina Roberts
  • Andy Uprichard
  • Matt Culmer
  • bruce sibbald
  • victoria Norman
  • lisa bonter
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  • Paul lambert
  • Martin Pullen
  • Martin McCulloch
  • Andrew stradling
  • Ben Hawkins
  • Alan Purusram
  • Tim King
  • Alex Uprichard
  • Kate Hughes
  • Peter Whittick
  • Helen Hibberd
  • Veronica Dickinson
  • Joanne Kacmaz
  • Susan Buesnel
  • Sarah Khan
  • Patricia Sneath
  • Danielle Harrhy
  • Graeme Dignan
  • Susan Wood
  • Maurice Snook
  • Shirley Snook
  • Ruth Innes
  • Matthew Willis
  • Bree Rutten
  • Anne Perkin
  • Tory Whittington
  • Denise Carson
  • Annick Cusnir
  • jJean Potts
  • June Williams
  • Kieron Thomas
  • Ali Hawkins
  • Anne-Marie Bowden
  • Alicia Hunt
  • nicholas george
  • Sam and Tim Kingham
  • Mrs.Barbara Drage
  • Dominick S Hume
  • Martin Williams
  • mary cousins
  • Caroline Paton
  • Jonathan Hodgson
  • Paul Noble
  • Heather Shaw
  • Carol Simpson
  • Miranda Fountaine
  • George Fountaine
  • Simon Hesketh
  • Margaret Fox
  • Alan Francis
  • megan steeds
  • Anna McCartin
  • Jaymi Teli
  • Lynne Hargreaves
  • Nicola Arnold
  • Jo Tuck
  • Russell Selwood-Fry
  • Steve Miller
  • monica rees
  • vanessa watts
  • James taylor
  • esther spiro
  • Megan Young
  • Yvonne Hehir
  • Kirsty Pendleton
  • Elizabeth Deere
  • Hugh Crossland
  • Kate Rice
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  • Diane Cathcart
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  • alan smith
  • Sara Louise Rivas
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  • Emma Taylor
  • Alan Kearney
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  • Barbara Milne
  • Luke Leander
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  • Heather Bush
  • Tarnya Pilgrim
  • Tessa Evans
  • Claire Sutton
  • Bill Adams
  • Jean Hunt
  • Sarah Aitchison
  • tracey hatch
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  • Rachael Way

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