Berkhamsted education change announcement is delayed by a month

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IT will be a month later than expected before parents hear about plans for their children’s education.

Herts County Council’s leaders have decided they will need an extra month to fully consider responses to a three-month consultation on whether the Berkhamsted area should switch from three to two-tier schooling.

An alternative option on the table is the building of a new first school next to the town’s Bridgewater Middle School.

Herts County Council’s cabinet was due to draw up a final proposal on how the area’s shortage in school places should be solved at a meeting on Wednesday, June 13.

But that has now been deferred to Tuesday, July 10, after which people will have until Monday, September 24, to comment on the final proposal.

On that date, the cabinet will decide whether its proposal should go ahead, change or be scrapped.