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Sir Robert Woodard Academy, A Parents View

Sir Robert Woodard Academy, A Parents View

Posted on 27th September 2018 by fast_admin

Silver linings at Sir Robert Woodard Academy by Sue Smith As we return to the school application process for our second child, I wanted to share the experience we had with our first child, in the hope that it may help others feel less anxious....

School Places @ Adur County Local Committee Meeting, 21st June

School Places @ Adur County Local Committee Meeting, 21st June

Posted on 15th June 2018 by fast_admin

On 7th June, FAST held an information meeting for parents about the massive increase in demand on Adur secondary places that is coming over the next few years. WSCC councillors and exec refused to come to our meeting, citing their belief...

BBC South cover FAST 7th June 2018 event

BBC South cover FAST 7th June 2018 event

Posted on 11th June 2018 by Alastair Reid

BBC South presenter Briony Leyland, spent the day with us talking to parents and decision makers, and filming our event. Watch the full evening bulletin by clicking below.

June 2018 Public Meet Presentation

June 2018 Public Meet Presentation

Posted on 11th June 2018 by fast_admin



Secondary School Shortage Spotlight – Public Meeting 7th June, 8pm Shoreham

Secondary School Shortage Spotlight – Public Meeting 7th June, 8pm Shoreham

Posted on 6th June 2018 by fast_admin

                    On Thursday 7th June at 8pm at Shoreham Community Centre – Future Adur School’s Team (FAST) will host a public meeting prepared by parents for parents. This...

Secondary School Places in Shoreham Herald Spotlight

Secondary School Places in Shoreham Herald Spotlight

Posted on 6th June 2018 by Alastair Reid

                    Full article here: https://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/news/education/future-of-adur-secondary-school-places-put-in-the-spotlight-1-8519164  

General Election Education & More Hustings – 7.30pm, 25th May, The Shoreham Center

General Election Education & More Hustings – 7.30pm, 25th May, The Shoreham Center

Posted on 18th May 2017 by fast_admin

                  Education has become the biggest voter concern after Brexit. From fair funding, to SATS, Free Schools & academisation, school capacity, league tables, tuition fees, grammar...

Responses to questions sent to local election candidates

Responses to questions sent to local election candidates

Posted on 28th April 2017 by Alastair Reid

Education in Adur is the responsibility of West Sussex County Council. The district has been represented by six councillors, three from the Conservative Party and three from UKIP, for the past four years, but the entire council is up for...

West Sussex County Council Elections Candidates 4th May

Posted on 24th April 2017 by Alastair Reid

So the West Sussex County Council, (WSCC), elections are on 4th of May. In terms of education, they are the most important elections outside of national elections. WSCC are responsible for local education, they provide places, run all schools...

The Future Of Adur Schools.  Public Meeting. 3.04.17

The Future Of Adur Schools. Public Meeting. 3.04.17

Posted on 30th March 2017 by Alastair Reid

If you missed the event, the presentation we shared is below: A public meeting for parents by parents about school provision What is it about? Many parents are struggling to get their children into first choice or even appropriate secondary...

Worried about Schools? Don’t complain do something. The Swiss Gardens Story.

Worried about Schools? Don’t complain do something. The Swiss Gardens Story.

Posted on 30th March 2017 by Alastair Reid

A year or so ago, my kid’s school announced that it had been forced, (against the wishes of the Head and Governors), to add another class to its 2016 intake. There was natural consternation from parents. Everyone likes the idea of...

The broken system of planning and provision of school places.

The broken system of planning and provision of school places.

Posted on 30th March 2017 by Alastair Reid

There is probably few subjects more likely to incite parental passions than that of securing school places. If you care about your kids, the chances are you are going to care about which school they go to. A lot.     Which makes...

Swiss Gardens secure £250k through FAST

Swiss Gardens secure £250k through FAST

Posted on 2nd February 2017 by Catherine Arnold

Adur District Council have confirmed in a press release today, that we have been successful in securing c. £200,000 for 106 money from the Hyde development at Ropetackle North to be ‘used to secure improvements for school.’...

Why is there a problem with school places in Adur?

Posted on 15th January 2017 by Chris Betterton

The problem with school places in Adur has to be looked at both from a demand perspective (how many places are needed?) and a capacity perspective (how many places do we have?) How many places are needed? The increasing demand for school...

Adur Local Plan & how it affects school provision

Adur Local Plan & how it affects school provision

Posted on 1st January 2017 by Catherine Arnold

What is Adur Local Plan (ALP)? ALP (2016-2031) identifies the amount of dwellings needed to meet local Adur housing need. This feeds into South East housing need and ultimately central government’s imposed national house build quota....

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