THE GREEN-light has been given to multi-million pound plans to extend Stratford School.
Warwickshire County Council put in a planning application for the £13million project to provide space for more pupils in December last year.
And education chiefs confirmed that the planning application had now been given approval.
The secondary school on Alcester Road will be able to accommodate 3o0 more pupils over the next five years by taking in two extra classes of Year 7 pupils from September 2024 to meet the growing needs of the area.
Facilities will also see an upgrade with the existing building extended to create new classroom space, a sixth-form suite, a new dance and drama space, new design and tech labs, and a learning intervention hub.
It follows on from work completed in autumn 2021 to extend the dining hall, kitchen and servery. Additional recreational space and parking will also be provided.
Work is expected to start this summer with completion anticipated in autumn 2024.
WCC planning spokesperson Coun Jan Matecki said: “Planning permission has been granted. There are a few remaining steps which will need to be considered but these can be finalised as part of the pre-commencement of the scheme.”
For more information related to school expansions visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/school-planning-policies-performance/current-school-expansions/2