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Future Structure of Secondary and Post 16 Education

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In November 2016, the States Assembly reiterated its support for ending the 11+ selection process and moving to an all-ability secondary school system from September 2019.

For current primary school pupils (those in States maintained schools) this means:

The Committee for Education, Sport & Culture intends that all pupils selected through the 11+ process to attend the Grant-Aided Colleges as special placeholders in September 2017 and September 2018, will continue to have that special place funded by the States until the end of their time at that College (including sixth form if they choose to stay on).

The Committee for Education, Sport & Culture intends that all pupils selected through the 11+ process to attend the Grammar School in September 2017 and September 2018 will continue to be educated within a selective intake until they reach the end of Year 11.

Pupils placed at Le Murier, Les Voies or the Communication and Autism bases will continue to be assessed and allocated places in the same way as now.

Pupils attending St Anne's School in Alderney who are currently in Year 4 or below will continue their secondary education at St Anne's. Those currently in Year 5 and Year 6 may be selected for a place at the Grammar School or Grant-Aided Colleges.

Timescale for further decisions

The Committee is currently working up detailed proposals in line with the decisions already taken by the States.

In simple terms these decisions are:

The Committee is working on the following areas as part of its consideration of possible options:

The Committee intends to benchmark possible three-school options against the current four-school system.

The Committee will be continuing to work with headteachers and Professional Associations as it continues to develop and refine its proposals.

The Committee intends to:

The Committee is confident that the States will make a decision on the future structure of secondary and post-16 education, including any consequent school closures or rebuilds, by the end of 2017.

Update published 5th April 2017

Please click on the links to access previous States Reports and background information

Future Structure of Secondary Education - Oct 2016 Policy Letter

The Future Structure of Secondary and Post-16 Education

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