We have submitted our planning application to Woking Borough Council for our 2 year home – our Woking Park Campus. We are very excited at the opportunities this site offers our school in our first 2 years. The school will have access to the leisure and recreation facilities located within Woking Park which makes this location ideal in supporting our curriculum aims of offering an extended enrichment programme alongside a rigorous and academically challenging curriculum. You can find out more information and see some pictures of the sort of classroom we will be teaching in by clicking here .
We would be very grateful if you are able to spare some time to write a brief letter of support for our planning application to show that local residents are in favour of seeing a high quality secondary school open locally. We have included a sample letter or support below, which you are welcome to use if you wish. The simplest way to comment is to email firstname.lastname@example.org, using “Support for PLAN/2015/0118” as the subject. Please do not forget to include your name, address and postcode.
Sample Letter of Support
Re : Planning application reference PLAN/2015/0118
I would like to register my support as a local resident for the above application.
I have school age children and have been following the progress of Hoe Valley School for the last two years. There is no natural secondary school for the local children to attend and children are therefore sent to a number of different schools out of the area, with parents having little or no choice. Hoe Valley School will change this and fix what has been a stressful situation for many parents, especially over recent years.
The choice of using Woking Park to host the temporary site for the first two years is fantastic. There are a number of points around the park where parents could drop their child, should they be driving, and the local cycle routes and footpaths should ensure that a majority of children walk or cycle to school. There are great benefits to being able to use the facilities at the leisure centre and the central location lends itself to the school being able to have access to a number of other local sports facilities outside of the park.
Hoe Valley School is a new school created by the community, for the community. Part of the schools ethos is to become a focal point for the community. It seems fitting then, at this early stage, that the local community is able to lend the school this space, while they wait for their permanent premises to be built. Our children are, after all, a vital part of the future success of our local area.