Expansion plans for two schools

Executive headteacher Tom Verity (back centre) with governors,  staff and pupils at Pinchbeck East Primary School.
Executive headteacher Tom Verity (back centre) with governors, staff and pupils at Pinchbeck East Primary School.
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Plans to expand Pinchbeck East Primary School by up to a third and Spalding Parish Day School by 50 per cent are to be considered by Lincolnshire County Council.

Kevin Pallister and Sharon Macaulay (left and right) of Calthrops Solicitors, Spalding, with staff from Spalding Parish Church of England Day School.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Kevin Pallister and Sharon Macaulay (left and right) of Calthrops Solicitors, Spalding, with staff from Spalding Parish Church of England Day School. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Members of the council’s Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee will be told of plans to increase the size of Pinchbeck East Primary School from 315 to 420, with effect from September 1, 2016.

The school would offer up to 60 places for reception-aged children from next September and for the following six years to increase its total pupil numbers to 420 by September 2023.

Executive headteacher Tom Verity said: “We are very excited about the proposal as we have taken 60 children in our reception class already this year and we will be taking another 60 in the next year.

“We were a two-form school (two classes in each year group) in the past and we are looking forward to being a two-form school again.”

The other proposal is for Spalding Parish Day School to grow from a capacity of 420 places to offer 630, offering up to 90 reception places from September 2016 and for the following six years thereafter.

In the case of both schools, a major expansion programme would take place to increase capacity to include extra classrooms, toilets, outdoor play area and, in the case of Spalding, a kitchen so that hot school meals can be provided on-site.

A report prepared for Friday’s county council meeting said: “The local authority believes that these proposals are the best available option to address the increasing pressure on primary school places in the area and fulfil its statutory duty of ensuring that there are sufficient school places to accommodate all pupils of primary school age in Lincolnshire.”