Meet­ing to ex­tend col­lege age range

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

A PUBLIC meet­ing is be­ing held at Hamp­ton Col­lege for res­i­dents to share their views about pro­pos­als to ex­tend the col­lege’s age range.

Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil is con­sult­ing on its pro­pos­als to ex­tend the age range of pupils go­ing to the col­lege from 11 to 18 years old to four to 18 years old start­ing from Septem­ber 2013.

The col­lege, in Ea­gle Way, Hamp­ton, Peter­bor­ough is host­ing the public meet­ing at 6.30pm on Tues­day, May 26.

At the meet­ing, res­i­dents will hear a brief out­line about the process in­volved in ex­tend­ing the age range as well as pro­pos­als to es­tab­lish a new pri­mary school on the col­lege’s site.

Af­ter this they will be able to ask ques­tions about the plans.

Jonathan Lewis, Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil’s as­sis­tant di­rec­tor for ed­u­ca­tion and re­sources, said: “The de­vel­op­ments tak­ing place in Hamp­ton cre­ate a re­ally pos­i­tive move for­ward, al­low­ing us as a coun­cil to of­fer more school places within Hamp­ton.

“Over­sub­scrip­tion and an in­abil­ity to cater for such num­bers has put a real strain on re­sources. This is some­thing that the ex­ten­sion of Hamp­ton Col­lege will change con­sid­er­ably.

“I urge peo­ple to at­tend the public meet­ing and have your say to help us pro­vide the best pos­si­ble out­come for you, your chil­dren, your schools and the com­mu­nity.”

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