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Bishopton Primary to double its capacity as part of £2.7million development plans

Stratford Editorial 3rd Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BISHOPTON Primary School is set to more than double its capacity after £2.7million development plans were given the green light.

County council chiefs voted unanimously to approve the plans at a recent meeting.

It means the school, which is currently only one form entry, will become two form with overall pupil numbers expected to rise from 175 to somewhere in the region of 420.

As part of the proposals, a two storey building – made up of eight classrooms – will be constructed on the current Drayton Avenue site.

Extra car parking spaces will be created – bringing the total to 39 – while there is also set to be a one storey extension built, which will be used to provide extra teaching and office space as well as helping to expand the school’s hall.

And with plans to more than double the school’s intake of children, it is understood the number of staff will also rise from around 20 to 57.

Warwickshire County Council said the expansion was necessary owing to the number of housing developments that had been built in the school’s catchment area in recent years.

The work is set to begin later this month and is expected to be complete by August next year in time for the new school year.