We have questioned before the need for a new secondary school in Hart District. Interestingly, an FOI request made by a Hart District resident has demonstrated that more than 11% of pupils at Hart Schools come from outside the district. The relevant questions and answers are shown below:
How many children are currently being educated in state schools within Hart District?
13436 pupils in primary and secondary schools
How many of these children live outside Hart District?
How many children from Hart District are being educated outside the District in State schools?
264 pupils, of which 103 are in special schools, the remainder being in primary and secondary. These figures do not include pupils who may live in Hart but are enrolled in schools outside Hampshire LA.
These figures include 13.6% of Robert Mays and 5% of Calthorpe Park pupils coming from outside the district.
These pupils are in addition to the extra capacity forecast for secondary school pupils up to 2018 and the forecast reduction in birth rate.
It is looking increasingly likely that Hart does not need a new secondary school.