Hampton College will host a public meeting to provide the
opportunity for residents of Hampton to express their views on
extending the age range of the college on Tuesday 29 May at
Peterborough City Council is consulting on extending the age range at Hampton College from
11 to 18-years to 4 to 18-years from September 2013.
At the meeting, residents will be able to ask questions
about the plans to extend the age range of Hampton College and
establish the new primary school on-site.
People at the meeting will hear a brief outline of the process
involved in extending the age-range. Following this, there will be
a chance for people to express their views and ask questions.
The last four years has seen the actual number of children
requiring a place in primary schools grow significantly. The city
council has had to establish a series of ‘bulge years’ in Hampton
Vale and Hampton Hargate primary schools in an attempt to provide
school places in Hampton for children who live in the township.
Jonathan Lewis, Assistant Director for Education and Resources
for Peterborough City Council said: “The developments taking place
in Hampton create a really positive move forward, allowing us as a
council to offer more school places within Hampton. Over
subscription and an inability to cater for such numbers has put a
real strain on resources, something that the extension of Hampton
College will change considerably.”
“I urge people to attend the public meeting on the 29 May and
have your say to help us provide the best possible outcome for you,
your children, your schools and the community.”
While the new primary school on the Hampton College site will
open officially in 2013, two reception classes will be hosted on
site at Hampton Hargate Primary School, run by Hampton College,
from September 2012. There is also a proposal to change the
catchment areas for the two primary schools so that the whole
township is one catchment for the primary schools and Hampton