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Message from Andrew Skinner, Chair of Governors re Secondary School Places

Secondary School Places

I would like to update you following the information provided in the March edition of the school newsletter.

The Governing Body wrote to the Director of Education and Life Long Learning expressing surprise and concern about the unexpected and significant number of catchment children who had not been allocated places in their catchment secondary school for September. We wanted to understand why this was and also work together to ensure that all parents at the school were informed about this situation as this is potentially going to affect future cohorts' progression from Marlborough to secondary school.

I received a response to the Director who undertook to arrange for one of his senior team members to meet with the Governing Body. The date for this meeting is currently being agreed. Additionally, at our full Governing Body meeting we agreed that we would join with the school in arranging a parents' meeting early in the new academic year to provide as much information as we are able to for parents around both choices available for secondary education and (whilst it is not the school's process) the application for secondary school process itself.

School will keep you in touch with the date for this meeting and I will advise you of the outcome of our special meeting with the Director's team.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Skinner
Chair of Governing Body