William Hogarth Primary School To Revert To One Form Per Year

School, rated 'Good' says the demand for local primary places has decreased

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The William Hogarth School will return to being a one-form school over the course of the next year. This is in order to focus funding more effectively on existing pupils and those who name the school as their number one choice.

As with all Local Authority-funded schools, The William Hogarth School’s funding is paid per pupil. In real terms and for all schools across the country, this has been reduced by 8% since 2010.

The School, which was rated Good by Ofsted in 2014 and again in 2018, expanded to two-form entry seven years ago at a time when the number of children in the Chiswick area increased. This has since reversed and the places are no longer needed.

The governing body decided that holding places open created a less stable and less cost-effective learning environment, with some children joining the school for short periods of time while in transition. The School will not have class sizes above the accepted norm in other Chiswick schools, and the governors are committed to a maximum of around 30 per class.

Chair of Governors Joel Donovan said,'At the heart of this decision is how to give every child at our School an education which enables them to reach their full potential while remaining happy, balanced, curious and resilient. They are our priority and this change to a one-form school is so that we can focus on giving them the best. The School has a fantastic and supportive community behind and within it.'

April 5, 2019

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