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May 05
School district seeks community views on populating new school

​Thousands of students and parents are being asked for their views as Surrey Schools prepares for the opening of a new state-of-the-art secondary school.

When the school at 7278 – 184 St. in the Clayton area of Surrey opens in 2018 it will ease overcrowding at École Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary and Clayton Heights Secondary. Those schools are running at 149 per cent and 133 per cent of capacity respectively.

Surrey Schools is asking the Clayton and Cloverdale communities for their views as it develops new catchment boundaries to balance student numbers between the three schools. The review will also consider where the secondary French Immersion program for the area should be located.

New Clayton Area School_web.jpg 

(School design and renderings by KMBR Architects & Planners)

A dedicated website – www.placespeak.com/new-clayton-secondary – has been launched to explain the process, to share the options explored by Surrey Schools and to gather public feedback via an online survey. Students at elementary schools in the Clayton and Cloverdale area, and Grade 8 and 9 students at Clayton Heights and Lord Tweedsmuir, have been given information packages to take home.

Furthermore, Surrey Schools is hosting a series of community forums to share information about the potential boundary changes. Each forum runs from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • May 9 at Clayton Heights (Clayton Heights, Hazelgrove and Katzie families)
  • May 10 at Lord Tweedsmuir (Lord Tweedsmuir families)
  • May 11 at Lord Tweedsmuir (Sunrise Ridge, Martha Currie, Surrey Centre and Cloverdale Traditional families)
  • May 16 at Lord Tweedsmuir (Don Christian, Adams Road, George Greenaway and A.J. McLellan families)
  • May 17 at Clayton Heights (Port Kells, Clayton, Hillcrest and Latimer Road families)

Families are being encouraged to attend the specific evening for their own school in order to balance forum attendance numbers for each meeting. However, as the information presented at each forum will be the same, they can attend another evening if that suits them better.

The consultation period runs until June 14, 2016.

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