‘West Hill independence won’t affect The King’s School catchment area’
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The head of The King’s School has this week dispelled fears that West Hill independence would leave some primary-aged children outside of its catchment area.
A bid for the woodland village to breakaway from Ottery and form its own council has divided opinion in the parish, as both sides remain split over a preferred boundary and possible implications.
The proposal is now going through a second round of consultation and a series of drop-in events is being held to provide residents with more information.
It was at a public meeting that concerns were raised about whether West Hill Primary School children would still be in the catchment area for the Ottery-based secondary school – that is a preferred choice of many.
Headteacher of The King’s School Faith Jarrett said: “West Hill Primary School, and the area, is and will remain the catchment for The King’s School, irrespective of any changes to the parish councils.
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“Only the governors of the school can make a change to the school’s catchment and they have absolutely no intention of making any changes.”
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