Berkhamsted education to be switched from three-tier to two-tier

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The education system in Berkhamsted will be switched from three-tier to two-tier, Herts County Council agreed this afternoon (Monday).

That means primary and secondary schools will serve the area – rather than the lower, middle and upper schools system in place at the moment – from as early as September next year.

The public voted overwhelmingly in favour of the change in a public consultation in February – with 81 per cent of 833 people who responded backing it.

Just 15 per cent of respondents said the education system should remain three-tier.

In a more recent public consultation in the six weeks from July 18, just one objection to the plans was received by Herts County Council.

Read the full story in the Berkhamsted & Tring Gazette on Wednesday.