Attendance Area Reviews

An attendance area is the geographic area that each school draws enrolment from. Attendance Area Reviews (AAR) may result in the change to an attendance area. The purpose is to help balance enrolment across schools, ensure programming meets the needs of the students and/or address facility pressures.

Current Attendance Area Reviews

 

AAR 2020:01 – Cundles Heights Public School and Maple Grove Public School 

The SCDSB Board of Trustees has approved an attendance area review (AAR) for Maple Grove PS and Cundles Heights PS. Schools in the northeast portion of the City of Barrie have had varying degrees of low enrolment, except for Maple Grove PS, which has seen a small increase in enrolment. The Maple Grove PS school site is unable to accommodate further portables, resulting in the need for an attendance area review to balance enrolment.

The goals of the attendance area review are to: 

  • maximize walk zones
  • minimize busing
  • reduce enrolment among area schools
  • align secondary feeder schools

Notification letter for families - Dec. 2021
Background information and proposed changes (video) - Dec. 2021
Background information and proposed changes (pdf) - Dec. 2021
Questions and answers regarding the Cundles Heights PS and Maple Grove PS review - Dec. 2021


Upcoming Attendance Area Reviews

 

AAR 2018:01 - Birchview Dunes Elementary School, Worsley Elementary School and new Wasaga Beach public school

The SCDSB Board of Trustees has approved a review of the attendance areas of Birchview Dunes ES and Worsley ES. A new elementary school has been approved by the Ministry of Education. An attendance area review is required to create the new school boundaries. The main focus of these boundaries is to maximize walk zones and balance enrolment pressures.


Banting Memorial High School, Bear Creek Secondary School and Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School

The SCDSB Board of Trustees has approved a review of the attendance areas of Banting Memorial High School, Bear Creek Secondary School and Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School. The intent is to balance enrolment and alleviate pressures at Banting Memorial High School and Bear Creek Secondary School by realigning feeder school attendance boundaries.

The review is on hold pending approval of capital funding for a replacement school for Banting Memorial High School.

Completed Attendance Area Reviews

 

AAR 2017:01 - Chris Hadfield Public School, Fieldcrest Elementary School, Fred C. Cook Elementary School, W.H. Day Elementary School and new Bradford public school

The SCDSB Board of Trustees has approved a review of the attendance areas of Chris Hadfield PS, Fieldcrest ES, Fred C. Cook ES and W.H. Day ES. In recent years, the SCDSB has experienced significant growth in the Bradford area. To support this increased enrolment, the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved funding for two new Bradford elementary schools, which are expected to open in the 2022-23 school year. The SCDSB is also introducing a second French Immersion program for the Bradford community.

An attendance area review is required to create the new school boundaries and establish a catchment area for the new French Immersion program. The goals of the attendance area review are to: 

  • maximize walk zones
  • minimize busing
  • reduce accommodation pressures
  • ensure new attendance boundaries consider future students from new houses
  • maximize French Immersion offerings
  • ensure school sites have adequate space for parking and portables for future growth
  • determine the placement of county and district special education classes  
  • address the need to accommodate students who live in a holding areas

Notification letter for families - June 2018
Public meeting notification letter for families - February 2019
Presentation - February 2019 Public Meeting
Notification letter for north Bradford families - May 2021
Notification letter for south Bradford families - May 2021
North Bradford background information and proposed changes (video) - May 2021
South Bradford background information and proposed changes (video) - May 2021
North Bradford background information and proposed changes (pdf) - May 2021
South Bradford background information and proposed changes (pdf) - May 2021
Questions and answers regarding the Bradford Attendance Area Review
Letter for families regarding attendance area recommendation report - October 2021
Attendance Area Review report - October 2021 

 

    

See past attendance area reviews on our Capital Planning Archive page.