PLANS for school children’s starting age for secondary school in Worthing to be brought into line with the rest of the county have taken a step closer.
Members of the Worthing and Adur joint overview and scrutiny committee have voted to recommended that the present year 8 transfer age should be brought down to year seven.
West Sussex County Council cabinet member for education, Peter Griffiths, has advised that a total of 60 new school forms across Worthing schools would need to be created by 2016 in order for this to be achieved.
The council has had a range of feedback suggesting there was a strong weight of popular opinion in favour of the move happening, which is believed to increase educational attainment levels in transferring at a younger age.
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