New school places approved



Plans to create almost 600 new school places have been given a final seal of approval.

Central Beds Council’s executive committee have approved the proposals for the start of the academic year in 2015.

The plans for 2015 include 300 extra places at St Andrew’s Lower School in Biggleswade.

These will be created at a self-contained second site on the Kings Reach development.

St Mary’s Academy in Stotfold will expand from its current capacity of 225 places to provide a total of 300 in the future.

There are also proposals to expand Edward Peake Middle School from its current capacity of 480 places to provide a total of 600.

Councillors have also approved plans to invite academy and free school proposals for a possible new lower school in Arlesey for pupils aged from four to nine.

The new school would also include provision for early years.




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