Bishopton School, Stratford, expansion plans

ConsultationIn Warwickshire the population increased by 8.3% from 2001 to 2011, a trend expected to continue to 2021. Population increase is above this average in Stratford upon Avon where the population increase stood at 24%.

As a result of the population increase, Warwickshire is experiencing, and is forecast to continue to see, a significant growth in pupil numbers which is feeding into primary schools. The fall and rise in the birth rate in Warwickshire follows the national trend very closely with births falling each year between 1991 and 2001 before entering a rising trend from 2002.

The County Council is under a duty to promote high educational standards, ensure fair access to educational opportunity and promote the fulfilment of every child’s educational potential. It must also ensure that there are sufficient schools in the county to promote diversity and increase parental choice. These duties are prescribed in statute.

The proposal to expand Bishopton Primary school will ensure primary school places are available locally for people living within the area. If the school doesn’t expand, some children living locally will have no choice other than to travel further afield to secure a school place.

 If approved, the Published Admission Number of the school will increase to 90 with effect from September 2015 admissions.

To record your support, make objections or comments in respect of this proposal either:

  • Make your comments below
  • By post:       Access and Organisation

Learning and Achievement

Saltisford Office Park

Ansell Way

Warwick

CV34 4UL

Please let us have your views by 3rd July 2014. It is our intention that the findings of the consultation will be considered by The Warwickshire County Council Cabinet on 22 July 2014.

These supporting documents provide you with the full detail of the proposals:

Bishopton Complete Proposals

Bishopton Statutory Notice

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