Worthing pupils’ age of transfer moves closer to West Sussex standard

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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