Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, and County Councillor Derek Hills praised Herts County Council for “responding to local, which we have championed, to give Redbourn children places in secondary schools within Harpenden or the rest of the St Albans District.

    “The original allocation of places caused great concern and seemed to split the village down the centre, but the Council has bent over backwards to find places for the majority of children affected.

    “Despite this major success, we are still battling to help all those children who have not got their first choice school. We must also ensure that the rules are applied in such a way that we do not face a repetition of this next year.?