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6 April 2016, 11:11
Plans to create 300 lower school places in Stotfold have been approved.
A meeting of the council's Executive yesterday (5 April) gave the green light to double the amount of places offered at Fairfield Park Lower by expanding the school onto a second site.
The decision follows a four-week public consultation carried out by the school.
The decision means that the outstanding lower school will increase from two-form to four-form entry, eventually offering 600 places for children aged three to nine as well as a 60-place nursery.
The initial intake of additional children to the new site will commence in September 2017 with numbers gradually rising to meet demand from extra homes being built in the area. The school has already agreed to take additional children on its existing site for September 2016 in the form of a bulge class to meet local need.
Subject to planning permission being granted, the new site will be built on what is currently farmland west of Stotfold Road.