Following recent discussions, it has been identified that there are three villages in an area that is served by Knayton CE primary school where the secondary catchment area differs to the remaining villages in the same primary catchment area. These villages are Kepwick, Over Silton and Nether Silton.
Kepwick, Over Silton and Nether Silton are currently served by Northallerton school and sixth form college. The remaining villages in the primary catchment area are served by Thirsk school and sixth form college.
This has resulted in an anomaly whereby the majority of children living in the Knayton CE primary area are given priority for places at Thirsk school and sixth form college as living in the catchment area, whereas the children living in Kepwick, Over Silton and Nether Silton are not given the same priority as they are considered to be out of area for Thirsk school and sixth form college.
To remove any potential issues for parents, carers and children who currently live in Kepwick, Nether Silton and Over Silton it is proposed that the current catchment area for Thirsk school and sixth form college be extended to include those three parishes.
Parents and carers within this extended area will still be able to preference Northallerton school and sixth form college as their catchment school and Thirsk school and sixth form college as their joint catchment school.
NYC would welcome your responses by the closing date of 15 December 2023.
Responses can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively responses may be sent to:
Freepost RTKE-RKAY-CUJS, catchment proposals – Thirsk school, strategic planning, children and young people’s service, North Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE.
Consultation responses will then be considered by the Council’s Executive on 23 January 2024 with a final decision taken by the Council on 21 February 2024 as part of the normal annual admission arrangements process.