This still leaves the catchment area for the next school year at under 2500m while giving RPA the opportunity to support those parents and children in our community who, due to catchment anomalies, were being asked to travel to the other side of the borough.
Headteacher, Lesley Kirby said, "Since the 2015/16 places were allocated, I have been approached repeatedly by disappointed parents who had been unable to secure a place. As Head Teacher, I do not have control over admissions. However, we at RPA felt very strongly that we had to offer what we could to support our local community. We are very happy that our approach was successful and look forward to welcoming an additional 30 students in September. All parents should be assured that we have the staffing, facilities and resources to enable us to have seven teaching groups in Year 7, and since there are seven classrooms in the Acorn, we can continue to use this space.”