Parents set to question education chiefs in Hucknall today over school place issues

09-1721-1''Hucknall Hillside Primary and Nursery School.
09-1721-1''Hucknall Hillside Primary and Nursery School.

A meeting is to be held in Hucknall today and tomorrow (Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th July) with education chiefs to discuss the school place crisis in the town.

A row erupted between parents and the local authority as places for new starters in September became limited forcing parents to travel to Eastwood and Bestwood Village to get their child in school.

Many parents are angered by an admissions system that denies a place for siblings of children already attending a school and have become exasperated by circumstances that now mean they will have to take their children to different schools across the region.

And with ALL primary schools across Hucknall now full to capacity, concerns for future places has also been raised.

All eight primaries across the town have reached their admission ceiling for September and even have waiting lists.

Parents and the town’s MP say the situation has been simmering for years and has now boiled over even before the thousands of new homes planned for the town have been built.

It has created angst amongst parents and left school leaders in an uncomfortable position.

Parents are invited to attend the meetings with Nottinghamshire County Council officers tonight (Monday) at 5pm and tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7pm at The Grove, Hucknall United Reformed Church Community Centre, Farley’s Grove, Hucknall.