Council to create more school places

Published: 23 Feb 2017

Hertfordshire County Council is consulting on creating more primary school places to ensure that every child in Hertfordshire has a place at one of our great schools.

The places are to be created in response to anticipated growth in demand and would be available from September 2018. The schools being consulted on are St. Josephs Roman Catholic in Bishop’s Stortford, Millfield First in Buntingford, and St. Catherine’s Church of England, Hoddesdon. Cabinet also approved funding for additional accommodation at Walkern Primary School and Pirton Primary School.


The latest proposals come on top of the over £200m already approved over the last six years to provide more than 18,600 additional permanent and temporary primary and secondary school places.

David Williams, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We are committed to making sure that every child in Hertfordshire has a place at one of our great schools so they can reach their full potential. That means ensuring the right number of school places in the right location. We will continue to invest money to ensure that where the county’s population grows we build the appropriate infrastructure.”

To find out more about how we plan for school places and to respond to the current consultation visit