Markyate Village School will grow in line with county-wide expansion programme

Markyate news
Markyate news

Markyate’s Village School and Nursery is one of four primary education establishments across the county which could be expanded following a seven-week public consultation.

The school on Cavendish Road is hoped to welcome an extra 15 pupils at the start of the new term in September next year, if its proposed increase to 1.5 forms of entry is agreed by Herts County Council’s cabinet.

Statutory notices on the changes have been now published, along with that of other schools in Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and Cheshunt, in order to proceed with the proposed expansions.

The council’s director of education and early intervention Justin Donovan said: “It remains the council’s duty to ensure that there is a school place for every child that wants one and we are seeking to provide them as close to where they live as possible.”

The statutory notice period ends on May 21, with the proposals scheduled to be voted on at the July 14 cabinet meeting at County Hall.

Click here for more information about the county’s school expansion programme.