Entries by Dean Inns

Update on Legal Challenge #3 – June 2018

The proceeding will now cover two days Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July 2018 have now been confirmed as the date for the hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand, London. Although hearings are open to the public, there is likely to be very limited seating within the court room, particularly as […]

Update on Legal Challenge 2 – May 2018

The ESFA’s application for an expedited High Court hearing has been approved by the Courts. It is anticipated that the hearing will take place by the end of June or soon afterwards. A formal Court date is awaited and a further update provided once this is received.

Update on Legal Challenge – May 2018

Update on the current status of the legal challenge against the granting of planning permission for Katherine Warington School, and some information on the procedural steps that Hertfordshire County Council and the Education and Skills Funding Agency will be following. An application for permission to judicially review the County Council’s Planning Decision dated 15th March […]

KWS Update – May 2018

We have been informed by HCC that they have received Court papers from Downs Solicitors, representing Right School Right Place, confirming that they have applied for permission to judicially review the County Councils Planning Decision dated 15 March 2018. The application for permission was made on Thursday 26 April 2018, being the last day of […]

Katherine Warington deferred opening until September 2019

Statement from Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency ‘Department officials have been working closely with Harpenden Secondary Education Trust to ensure Katherine Warington School will offer high quality provision upon opening. Following notice of the planning decision on 15 March 2018, we have re-evaluated whether it is possible to still open in […]

Secretary of State decides not to call in planning application

Secretary of State decides not to call in planning application ESFA commented “We are pleased to confirm that the Secretary of State has decided not to call in the planning application for review. We are expecting confirmation of the decision notice from Hertfordshire County Council imminently. As soon as the decision notice has been received […]

Current Position – March 2018

Current position Hertfordshire County Council’s Development Control Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the Katherine Warington School at its meeting of 19 February 2018. The decision is subject to call in by the Secretary of State (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government). Following HCC Development Control Committee’s (DCC) resolution, local parents and residents […]

Admissions Process

On Sunday 4th March from 10am-1pm at Roundwood Park I will be available to answer any further questions you may have regarding the admissions process for Katherine Warington School for September 2018. Please email info@kwschool.co.uk to book an appointment. Tony Smith Founding Headteacher

Decision of Hertfordshire CC committee members

We’re delighted with the decision of committee members to unanimously resolve to grant detailed planning consent for a new secondary school on the Lower Luton Road in Harpenden at the meeting this morning (19th Feb) Katherine Warington School will not only deliver an academic education of the highest standard but an environment in which children […]