20 Sep 2012
Stockport Council wants to hear your views on proposals to expand a number of primary schools across the borough.
The proposals have been put together to allow the Council to meet the rising demand for primary school places in Stockport.
The Council has a statutory duty to provide enough primary school places. To continue to do so in the future it needs to expand some primary schools.
The following schools are being proposed for expansion by September 2013:
- Bradshaw Hall Primary School
- Broadstone Hall Primary School
- Cheadle Heath Primary School
- Hazel Grove Primary School
- Norris Bank Primary School
It is also proposed to expand St Paul’s CE Primary School by September 2014.
Andrew Webb, Stockport Council’s Corporate Director for Services to People, said: “The Council is committed to providing the highest quality of education for all Stockport’s children within the best possible learning environments. We want to ensure that every child has the educational opportunity to reach their full potential.
“We also need to make the best use of funding available to match available places with future demand. I would encourage interested parties to give their views on the range of proposals we have put forward to expand primary schools in order to meet the future demand for places.”
The schools proposed for expansion have been identified by the Council on the basis that:
- They are located where there is need
- They are good schools with the capacity to manage an increase in size
- They are willing to assist in providing extra places
- The project should provide good value for money
Interested parties are encouraged to give their views on the range of proposals which can be viewed at www.stockport.gov.uk/haveyoursay
The 4 week consultation will end on Friday 12th October and the findings will be considered by the Council’s Executive on Monday 12th November.