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Petition to: Open a new secondary school in Thames Ditton

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

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to Open a new secondary school in Thames Ditton. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 13 February 2014

The Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning considered this petition at her decision making meeting on 12 February 2014 and agreed the following response:

"We monitor the demand for school places carefully and have had several meetings with all parties regarding the sufficiency of secondary school places in Elmbridge, particularly in the south part of the Borough. Our present forecast data indicates that there are sufficient places in the borough overall; for 2014 these will be provided by Esher High School, Heathside, Hinchley Wood, RES and The Cobham Free School. We have also planned for additional places to be available from 2015 onwards in line with our forecast data.

Surrey County Council is also concerned that its secondary schools are large enough to provide the breadth of curriculum and subject options required by young people in order to equip them for the future. This means that our secondary schools need to be at least six forms of entry (i.e. 180 students per year group) to be viable and possibly even larger than this in future. Where we only need one or two additional forms we would always look to expand existing successful schools in the first instance.

We are keeping a close eye on the situation in Elmbridge and will adjust our strategy if and when we feel there is a need. However as local authorities can no longer promote new community schools any new secondary school would have to be an academy or Free School."

Petition update 1 from the council, 30 January 2014

This petition will be considered by the Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning at her next decision making meeting on Wednesday 12 February 2014. The meeting will be held at 11.30am at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston and is open for the public to attend.

Further details on the Cabinet Member meetings (including any meeting papers once they have been published one week prior to the meeting) are available at www.surreycc.gov.uk/committeepapers

More details from petition creator

With current and projected increases in school-age populations in the Thames Ditton Area, Hinchley Wood School is already struggling to admit children currently in the catchment area. This means we are now in need of a good quality school, within reasonable travel distance to serve our community.

Current signatories

Louise McDonagh, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Paula Coombes
  • Anthony Lee
  • Sue Waugh
  • Samantha Armiger
  • Zoe Newton
  • Lisa Lee
  • Jackie Grant
  • Geraldine North
  • Ailsa Thomas
  • Steven Armiger
  • Gordon Mitchell
  • mr m dandy
  • Sophie Skittles
  • Anna Roche
  • Fiona Frith
  • Leyla Lewisl
  • Eilish Jamieson
  • Lisa Rootes
  • Fritha Elston
  • John Skittles
  • Jo Steel
  • Esther Pye
  • Sarah Baker
  • Helen Ross
  • jodie france
  • Alison Burrows
  • Frances Webb
  • Lisa sutton
  • Caroline Case
  • Jane Needs
  • Corinne Barker
  • Eleanor miller
  • Tom webster
  • Barbara Kleian
  • Hamish Jackson
  • Hayley Roberts
  • Tracy Day
  • Liza Cook
  • Tuesday manthorpe
  • Adelaide johannsen
  • Claire watt
  • Sandra Cregg
  • Dominique Boucher
  • Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Bela Buchanan
  • Sarah simons
  • Leah Dabbs
  • Brigitte Cobb
  • Stella Shepley-Smith
  • Darryn Hale
  • Kamenthrie
  • Katie Cooper
  • Jo heasman
  • Sadaf Ashdown
  • Alison Gregory
  • Angela Nilsson
  • Kirstin Stansfeld
  • Rupert Gregory
  • katy robins
  • Sukina Butcher
  • Bill Matthews
  • Susan Kerr
  • Kash Ashraff
  • Jenny Wallace
  • gill frances
  • Emmanuele Harmer
  • Mark Clarke
  • Kate Leetham
  • Cerys Shaul
  • Paula Jones
  • Nigel Randall
  • David Munk
  • Victoria Betteridge
  • Maria Rey
  • Harriet Steel
  • Kim Mauleverer
  • Alexandra Lander
  • Belma Still
  • Fiona Moss
  • Sarah Walsh
  • Christopher Walsh
  • Sandra Field
  • Nicola Chetwynd-Stapylton
  • Marie Rennie
  • Ben Johns
  • Deirdre Hipwell
  • Tina Sheppard
  • Emily Lowe
  • Andy Goodall
  • charlotte Creasey
  • Dena Lawson
  • Mrs K Kelly
  • Amelia ward-jacobs
  • Martha Gordon
  • kate symons
  • Florian Traub
  • ADAM HISLOP
  • Lauren Southey
  • Abigail Southey
  • Fiona Elliott
  • Eleanor Price
  • Nicola Simpson
  • georgina
  • Sandra Cregg
  • Christyan Fox-Jones
  • Helen Brown
  • LOUISE KIHIA
  • Lal Lister
  • Annette Nicholson
  • Edward Chetwynd-Stapylton
  • Sally winter
  • Jo Robertson
  • Kate Miles
  • Alison Brown
  • Amanda
  • Darran sutton
  • Janette Sawden
  • Jenni Wallace
  • Catherine Traub
  • nicky Kendrick
  • Vanessa Jones
  • Suzanne Hunnewell
  • Matthew Day
  • Molly brown
  • Diane Fox-Jones
  • Beverly Edwards
  • adrienne hutchinson
  • Lucie Knox
  • Vicky Manship
  • Julie Munk
  • Andrea Grasby
  • John Lande
  • Ben Price
  • Julia Wilkinson
  • Andrew Wilkinson
  • Lucy Hauck
  • David Symons
  • Sarah Begley
  • Cevelar bailey
  • Alexandra Lyall
  • Roger Edwards
  • Rachel Robinson
  • Fiona Evers
  • Laura Kenyon
  • Delia Bas Mataix
  • Katie Wright
  • Deborah Daoud
  • Emma Lude
  • Charlotte Macartney
  • K Frost
  • John Cullis
  • John Caton
  • jacqueline wessell
  • Paul Williams
  • Natalie Bailey
  • Ellie Melham
  • Maddie Mcveigh
  • Chris Spratley
  • Mike Constantine
  • luke steel
  • Pete Stephens
  • Nancy Stephens
  • Ian straw
  • Andrew Rowan
  • Nicky Parkinson
  • Louise Hodges
  • Charlotte Oswal
  • Sarah Garghouti
  • Tina Webster
  • Michelle Straw
  • Laura Tredwell
  • Stephen Huish
  • Susan Russell
  • Anne Martin
  • Rebecca Balderstone
  • peter hickman
  • Amanda Cooper
  • Nerys Roberts
  • Linda Lucas
  • Philip Ross
  • Melanie Samuel
  • Sladjana Trakilovic
  • Stephen Hansford
  • Emily Deedman
  • Emma Dorme
  • Alicia O'Donnell-Smith
  • Jane Couling-Hards
  • Peter Dorme
  • A Widdowson
  • Verity Wislocki
  • Sarah Walker
  • Christine Elmer
  • Shannon Shannon
  • Christopher Elmer
  • Geoffrey Herbert
  • Michael Higgs
  • Paul Grasby
  • Sara Ashford
  • Alexandra Horton
  • Kate Perkin
  • Emily Plowright
  • Marcus bresner
  • Georgia Newall
  • Susannah Evans
  • Updated: 24 Feb 2019

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