£800,000 to help Keynsham primary grow

December 07 2012

A proposal to invest £800,000 to create new classrooms and extra capacity at Castle Primary School has been welcomed by Keynsham councillors.

£800,000 to help Keynsham primary grow

A proposal to invest £800,000 to create new classrooms and extra capacity at Castle Primary School has been welcomed by Keynsham councillors.

It is planned that spaces at the school will eventually rise to 420, with 30 new places in 2013 and refurbishment of the IT suite and two new classrooms and 60 extra places by 2014.  Funding from the K2 development will also allow the creation of 90 extra spaces in the future.

Councillor Kate Simmons (Cons, Keynsham South) said: “We’re really pleased that the council has proposed that Castle Primary School should receive this funding for new facilities and classrooms. 

"Although the need to increase the size of the school is partly due to the K2 housing development, all pupils will benefit from the improvements.”

The project is to be funded through the Government’s Capital Maintenance and Basic Need grants. The proposal, part of Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Children’s Services Capital Programme, was due to be discussed by the cabinet this week on December 5.