Consultation on the enlargement and relocation of Westfield Community Primary School, Hoddesdon

This consultation is open 10 January 2018.

This consultation closed on 27 February 2018.

What is the proposal?

We are seeking your views on the enlargement and relocation of Westfield Community Primary School, Westfield Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8RA by 30 places (1 form of entry) from September 2020 (or at a later date, depending on the timing of the housing development).

Read the Westfield Community Primary School consultation letter for more information.

Why is it proposed to enlarge and relocate the school?

A new 1 form entry school is required to meet demand for primary school places from the planned new High Leigh housing development; however, the county council has a preference for primary schools of at least 2 forms of entry because it considers that they are financially and educationally more viable in the longer term.

As the proposed development is so close to Westfield Community Primary School (less than 0.5 miles), an option for us to acquire additional land sufficient to accommodate a 2 form entry school has been secured to provide the opportunity to consider the enlargement and relocation of the school. That way we avoid providing 2 smaller primary schools within close proximity to each other.

What happens after the consultation?

All responses received will be made available to elected members who make the final decision. All responses may be made available in public reports, although personal details will be removed to respect individual privacy.