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Consultation on the proposal for additional classrooms and facilities on the school site

Archbishop Holgate’s is an extremely popular and high performing school which provides an excellent education to more than 1630 students aged 11 to 18. The school is well supported by parents and continues to experience high parental demand; our students come from 40 primary schools. The school is very proud of its GCSE and Post 16 outcomes that continue to be among the strongest nationally.

In order to continue this success, we are consulting on the proposal, developed in partnership with and supported by City of York Council, to create additional classrooms and facilities on the school site as pupil numbers continue to grow.

This proposal, part of a city-wide plan to deal with a growth in student numbers in our part of the city, requires us to follow a statutory process, including consulting with our parents and carers. We would therefore like to hear your views, details on how you can respond to the consultation can be found below.

Why is this being proposed?

There is a demand for secondary school places particularly in the south and east of the city which is projected to increase over the next 7 years. The Local Authority has a statutory responsibility to provide sufficient good/outstanding school places to meet the high levels of parental preference.

After a full options analysis, City of York Council agreed that the best value for public money lay in developing the sites at Archbishop Holgate’s and Fulford – the full paper can be accessed here:

What is being proposed?

To accommodate the additional school places, the construction of a new classroom block on the existing school site is being proposed. The new building would replace the current Inclusion Centre (pictured below).

The £4.4 million project will be funded by City of York Council and will include classrooms and a modern learning resource centre as well as updating facilities in school such as specialist classrooms, changing rooms and toilets to ensure that the quality of provision continues to be high.

Respond to the consultation

If you would like more information or to speak to a member of staff about the proposal we have arranged two drop-in sessions to take place in school on the following days:

Thursday 26 September, 5pm – 6pm

Thursday 3 October, 10.30am – 11.30am

You can respond to the consultation in the following ways:

The consultation closes at midnight on Friday 18 October 2019.

We are very excited about this proposal and the benefits it will bring to our current and future students. We hope that you will support the project and thank you for your time in responding to the consultation.

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