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Declarations of Interest


Petitions and Public Address


Questions from County Councillors

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Expansion of Benson CofE Primary School pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/154

Contact: Lucy Mills, School Organisation Officer Tel: 07586 478794


Report by Director for Children’s Services (CMDECS4).


This report follows a local consultation and publication of a statutory Notice relating to the county council’s proposal to expand Benson CE Primary School.


The proposal is to permanently expand Benson CE  Primary School from 1 form entry to 1.5 form entry. This proposal is related to a concurrent option appraisal on how the necessary accommodation required would be provided.


The current capacity of the school is 210 and the proposed capacity will be 315. The current admission number for the school is 30 and the proposed admission number will be 45.


The Cabinet Member is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed expansion of Benson CE Primary School with the following modification and conditions:

(a)      Modification: That the date of expansion be changed from 1 September 2019 to 1 September 2020, to protect the school from any risk of delays in the building programme;

(b)      Condition 1: That, prior to 1 September 2019, the expansion be subject to planning permission being granted for the necessary additional accommodation for the school;

(c)      Condition 2: That, prior to 1 September 2019, the agreement of the trust responsible for the school site is secured to allow building work to commence.

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