Have your say on the future of schools in Worthing

A CONSULTATION will be launched on Monday to give people a say on the future of Worthing schools.

West Sussex County Council confirmed last month that an investment package of £30million for schools in the Worthing area had been secured, which could see a change in the age children transfer to secondary schools.

A series of public meetings are to be held over the next four weeks starting at Durrington High School on Monday November 11 at 6pm.

One of the topics of discussion will be the creation of hundreds of new places at schools to cope with increasing pupil numbers and a new £13million secondary school in Broadwater.

The consultation will ask parents and other interested parties whether they think children should start secondary school at the age of 11 instead of 12. It will also invite feedback on proposals for individual schools in the Worthing area.

The consultation document can be viewed from Monday at www.westsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay

The closing date for comments is December 23.