Monday, 23 March 2015

Secondary School Survey

Last month we brought up the idea of a new secondary school for West Basildon Now that the Dunton Garden Suburb consultation is over Derrick Fellowes and I (Philip Gibbs) have been discussing the idea a little more and have decided to give it a go.

To make it work we will need to be able to say how many families in the area would want to send their children to the school. So we have set up a questionaire to fill in. If you live in Langdon Hills or West Laindon please take a minute to fill it out. Note that we will have a better chance of getting the school approved if people say "yes" their children will go to the new school. The answer "maybe" will not be as strong unless you can tell us what will decide it for you. You should answer on the assumption that the school would be open to all years very soon. There is no commitment implied by your answer.

If you want to know more about what a free school is you can find all the info you need on the internet starting with Wikipedia. Wikipedia also has info on the school specialities.

You should also join our facebook group where you can ask questions. If you dont use facebook and want to ask questions you can leave a comment here.


  1. Good idea we so badly need one.....wasn't there supposed to have been one where Tesco is now??

    1. Yes there was meant to be one around there but promises were broken etc. We dont know yet where this school would be because it would depend on land availability but somewhere near Tesco/Dunton would be most suitable