ePetition details

Support The Bishop's Stortford High School move.

We the undersigned petition the County Council to Fully support the relocation of The Bishop’s Stortford High School (TBSHS) to the Bishop’s Stortford South development zone, as recommended in the District Plan. Despite TBSHS being a highly successful, heavily oversubscribed school, the condition of the existing buildings means they are no longer fit for purpose. The school plans to create a state of the art venue that combines high-quality teaching spaces alongside excellent enrichment facilities, to support their outstanding extra-curricular programme. There will be excellent opportunities for increased community use, well beyond that which the school are currently able to provide.

Additionally, ample parking, dedicated bus bays and parental drop-off zones, all within the school premises, will eliminate the need for on-street parking and greatly ease traffic congestion overall. The vast majority of the cost of relocating TBSHS will be funded by receipts of the sale of the existing site, along with a significant grant from the Department for Education, which has already been secured. This means the students and local community will gain from a superb new facility at minimal cost to the Local Authority.

Started by: Alan Fordham (The Bishop's Stortford High School)

This ePetition ran from 18/06/2019 to 13/08/2019 and has now finished.

455 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

This petition was presented to the Education, Libraries and Localism Cabinet Panel on 23 October 2019.
The Agenda and Minutes can be viewed using the link below: