Posted: Sunday 16th July 2017
There are a total of 402 maintained primary schools and 84 secondary schools currently across Hertfordshire.
Each year we forecast the number of places needed and negotiate with schools to provide them, funding and building extra places when and where required (and physically possible).
There were 17,561 Hertfordshire applicants across all three cohorts (primary, junior and middle) of which 96.72% were allocated a ranked school. At secondary, there were 13,654 Hertfordshire applicants and 94.42% were offered a ranked school.
There has been a significant rise in the number of children needing places; with almost 2,000 additional permanent reception school places being provided since 2012 as well as temporary places to meet peaks in demand. We have also increased the number of Year 7 places across the County by over 600 as part of our school expansion programme. We have committed over £250m in doing so.
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