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Holme Lacy school boundaries under review

The catchment area for current and future parents who are living in the Holme Lacy Primary School catchment area needs to be revised. Holme Lacy Primary School closed in December 2012 due to falling pupil numbers. 

A school catchment area sets out the school which serves the area in which people live.  If a school is oversubscribed, a school’s catchment area is used as one of the criteria to determine which pupils should attend the school.

The existing area for Holme Lacy covers an area extending from Dinedoor in the west to Ballingham in the east. There are five primary schools with catchment areas adjacent to the former Holme Lacy Primary School catchment area: Mordiford Primary, St Mary’s C of E Fownhope, Little Dewchurch C of E, St Martin’s Primary and Kings Caple Primary School.

Current and future parents of children who live in these areas are encouraged to give their views on the options for consideration in a consultation which runs from 29th April to 10th June 2013.  The consultation can be found on the council’s website.

The council’s recommended option is to split the catchment area between St Martin’s, Mordiford and Little Dewchurch Primary Schools

Members of the local community, families and carers of pupils and former staff and governors of the school are invited to a consultation event on 14th May from 9am-6pm at Holme Lacy Primary School.  During the day, officers from Herefordshire Council will be available to answer any questions and listen to people’s views.