MULTI-million pound plans to extend Stratford School to provide space for hundreds more pupils are afoot.
Warwickshire County Council has successfully submitted plans to Stratford District Council to extend the secondary school on Alcester Road as part of a £13million project to provide space for 300 more pupils.
From September this year there will be two more forms of entry amounting to 60 places. This will increase capacity at the school by 300 places over five years.
A new dance and drama studio, design and tech labs and sixth form suite are included as part of four new extensions at the school to cater for the increase in student numbers.
The project follows on from the school’s dining extension completed in autumn 2021.
Subject to planning, work on site is expected to start this spring/ summer with completion anticipated in autumn 2024.
WCC education spokesperson Coun Kam Kaur said: “I’m pleased to say that this work can now take place and provide a suitable facility to meet the growing needs of the area. We look forward to its completion and for more students to enjoy the excellent opportunities that the school offers.”