Meeting for prospective Harperbury Free School applicants held this month

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A free school in Radlett which was meant to open in September will hold an informal meeting later this month.

Harperbury Free School was due to open this September in the former Harperbury Hospital in Harpers Lane, but schools’ minister Lord Nash announced in February the Department for Education (DoE) had failed to secure the site in time, meaning its opening would be delayed for a year.

The meeting will be for parents who applied for places this year. It will take place at the Red Lion, Watling Street, Radlett from 6pm on Thursday, May 22. Those wishing to attend should email office@harperbury.org.uk

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4:27pm Thu 8 May 14

wellwhoknewthat says...

From the Harperbury Free School website

"We plan to have stalls at the Radlett Festival on Sunday 8 June and the Shenley Carnival on Sunday 22 June."

Odd there are no plans for a stall at the Borehamwood festival families day, or Bushey, or Potters Bar. It's almost as if children from these places are 'not welcome'.

Actually, their admissions policy makes for very interesting reading. It makes it clear why they are VERY keen on having their school at that particular location.
From the Harperbury Free School website "We plan to have stalls at the Radlett Festival on Sunday 8 June and the Shenley Carnival on Sunday 22 June." Odd there are no plans for a stall at the Borehamwood festival families day, or Bushey, or Potters Bar. It's almost as if children from these places are 'not welcome'. Actually, their admissions policy makes for very interesting reading. It makes it clear why they are VERY keen on having their school at that particular location. wellwhoknewthat
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10:30am Fri 9 May 14

TFEB says...

Their admissions policy is fundamentally who lives nearest the school which is fairly normal. Potter Bar, Bushey and some parts of Borehamwood are too far away. The policy states:

Rule 5
Students whose permanent address is in one of the priority areas and who live nearest to the school.
Note: “Permanent Address” is the address at which the child lives most of the time
Note: Priority Areas are the administrative parishes of Aldenham, London Colney, Shenley and St Stephen plus the Borehamwood wards of Brookmeadow and Cowley Hill.
Their admissions policy is fundamentally who lives nearest the school which is fairly normal. Potter Bar, Bushey and some parts of Borehamwood are too far away. The policy states: Rule 5 Students whose permanent address is in one of the priority areas and who live nearest to the school. Note: “Permanent Address” is the address at which the child lives most of the time Note: Priority Areas are the administrative parishes of Aldenham, London Colney, Shenley and St Stephen plus the Borehamwood wards of Brookmeadow and Cowley Hill. TFEB
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