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Spalding school to have new classrooms and kitchen?

Wygate Park Academy in Spalding. (051018-10)
Wygate Park Academy in Spalding. (051018-10)

Two new classrooms and a kitchen to serve several primary schools could be built at Wygate Park Academy if planning consent is granted.

The 210-place school was built in 2014 and has a set intake of 30 pupils in each of seven year groups.

But the school in Witham Road, Spalding, has had to cope with "bulge years" and the new classrooms will give it flexibility.

Plans say the kitchen would provide 300-400 meals a day but that could go up to 1,000.

The school is part of The Boston Witham Academies Federation.

Matt Clayton, county council admissions and education provision manager, said: "To ensure that the local community can continue to access a local school place, we have worked with Wygate Park Academy and the trust on plans to add some additional accommodation to meet the needs of families in the area.

"It will provide some flexibility for the school so that they can take additional pupils whilst the new housing development matures and young families settle into their new homes. It will also enhance facilities for the benefit of children already at the school.

"The plans have been carefully drawn up to complement existing buildings and maximise best use of the available site. The kitchen facilities will provide freshly prepared hot school meals for school children and there might be the capacity to provide other school meals in the local area."

Federation chief executive Adrian Reed said: "Wygate Park Academy and The Boston Witham Academies Federation are committed to working in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council to ensure that all children can have access to a good, local school."

* Wygate Foundation Nursery School, in Woolram Wygate, Spalding, aims to replace its existing building with a new build and remove on-site portable buildings.

Mr Clayton said: "Wygate Foundation Nursery School is not local authority provision, but discussions have taken place with the school and voluntary provider regarding a new build on site."


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