Community to get say on school expansion

Published on: 04 Jan 2013

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Community to get say on school expansion

Parents are among those who are being asked for their views on plans to double the number of pupil places at Castle Primary School. Castle Primary School

Bath and North East Somerset Council is proposing to increase capacity from 210 to 420 over a number of years, with reception places rising from 30 to 60 by September 2015.

The authority is now consulting with individuals and organisations that may be affected by the plan.

With pupils numbers in the town already rising due to increased birth rates and families moving to the area, the authority is aiming to meet more demand in the area expected to be created by the K2 development near the school.

Funding from developer Taylor Wimpey has been secured to enable the expansion, along with extra land. Bath and North East Somerset Council has also approved plans an £800,000 investment in the school for the project.

The consultation will run from January 7 until February 3. There will also be a public drop-in session on Thursday, January 17, from 2.30-5pm, in Castle
Primary School’s lunch hall where there will be more information. Comments on the proposal can be emailed to

Alternatively, write to Schools Capital Organisation Team, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1LA.

Responses to the plans should also include your name, postcode, the school's name and your relationship to the school.

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