Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, today welcomed the news that all
    Wheathampstead children have eventually secured school places in the
    District.

    Peter Lilley said:

    “It is a pleasant change to be able to hand out praise for once: Herts
    County Council deserves to be congratulated for ensuring that all
    Wheathampstead children who were initially assigned to schools outside the
    District now have places at a local school. This follows the forceful
    representations that parents, Councillor Derek Hill and I made to the County
    Council. The County has pulled out all the stops to put the situation
    right.

    “Following recent changes in the secondary school transfer arrangements, the
    position should become easier for Wheathampstead parents and children in
    future years. I shall of course carefully monitor how these changes affect
    parental choice next year.”

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