36 children were offered a place at Raine’s on the 1 March. So far the parents of:
- 19 have received and accepted offers at alternative preference schools
- 8 are awaiting offers at alternative preference schools
- 7 have accepted the LA’s offer of a place at Oaklands
- 2 have not yet confirmed whether they will accept the offer a place at Oaklands or would like to apply for a place elsewhere.
The LA and Diocese maintain that Raine’s would not be able to provide for efficient and appropriate education for such a small intake of pupils.
Parents can still take up the place in Year 7 at Raine’s Foundation School for the 2019/20 academic. However, they have been made aware that there is a significant risk that the year group may be very small. If that proves to be the case, Raine’s may exercise its management powers to provide the education for those children at the site of an alternative school, to enable them to receive a full curriculum.